If you are into soft-core porn and shirtless Nick Jonas, then you will enjoy the music video for Nick Jonas' new song "Under You" from his just-released sophomore album Last Year Was Complicated. The video features Pretty Little Liars actress Shay Mitchell, known for her role as Emily Fields on the show, as Nick Jonas' love interest. Shay and Nick look good together, and the video represents Nick's second album well.
Nick Jonas' second album was released June 10, almost one week ago. The album's leading single "Close" featuring Tove Lo, has been performed in many places, including the Billboard Music Awards and Saturday Night Live. Other prereleased songs include "Champagne Problems", "Chainsaw", and "Bacon" featuring Ty Dolla $ign.
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The video opens with Nick and Shay in two different locations. Both are visibly upset; Nick stares out a window at the pouring rain and Shay squirms around in bed. Eventually, Nick drives over to Shay's place and they get together for some hot steamy shower sexy-time.
The ending is basically soft-core porn; there are butts and side-boobs and a very muscular Nick Jonas backside. Shay looks great throughout the video, definitely a big change from her career-making role of Emily Fields in Pretty Little Liars. But the video's sexiness could also be its downfall. Shay is viewed as a sex object, with the camera zooming in on her butt and boobs repeatedly. She then walks into the shower fully clothed, which makes very little sense. Nick's good looks are the focal point of the video, which can be frustrating for previous Jonas Brothers fans, because Nick is so much more than a sexy man, though that is all he has been selling.
Feminist views aside, "Under You" represents the entire album very well. Last Year Was Complicated is a break-up album, about all the emotions and stages one goes through when going through a breakup. There are high highs and low lows. There is anger and crying and breaking things and sitting still. "Under You" visually represents all of that.
"Under You" is from Nick Jonas' sophomore album Last Year Was Complicated, which was released last Friday through Island Records. It is currently #2 on the US iTunes Top Pop Albums. The album is available on iTunes and Spotify. Nick Jonas' next performance will be tonight in New Jersey at Vintage Vinyl.