Nick Jonas recently stopped by Saturday Night Live to premiere two songs from his upcoming album Spaceman: its title track and “This is Heaven.”
Doubling as host and musical guest, Jonas kicked off his performance with an intergalactic-themed performance of “Spaceman.” Surrounded by futuristic lights and a backdrop resembling the control panels of a space shuttle, Jonas belted the emotional track with the help of his backing band.
For the other song, the singer was re-introduced by his older brother Kevin—who had a part in Nick’s opening monologue earlier that evening—before giving “This is Heaven” a charismatic live debut. He also got some help in the form of SNL musical director Lenny Pickett, who came up on stage to contribute a sultry saxophone solo.
Spaceman is the follow-up to 2016’s Last Year Was Complicated, which included collaborations with Tove Lo, Ty Dolla $ign and Big Sean. Since then, Jonas has dabbled in the world of EDM through collaborations with German producer Robin Schulz and Mustard.
After splitting in 2013, the Jonas Brothers reunited in 2019 to release Happiness Begins, their first album since 2009’s Lines, Vines and Trying Times. The 14-track record included “Sucker,” “Cool” and “Only Human.” Since their reunion, they have collaborated with artists such as Diplo and made an appearance on NPR’s Tiny Desk. More recently, they shared their holiday tune “I Need You Christmas” back in December.
Spaceman is due for release on March 12. While you wait, watch Nick Jonas’ SNL performances below:
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