Jonas releases his single Levels, the first single from the album Nick Jonas X2, which is the re-release of his album Nick Jonas. The song is a collaboration with producers Ian Kirkpatrick and The Monsters and the Strangerz.
Jonas releases the first single off of his debut album as a solo artist. The song is given to Jonas by his label, Island Records:
So Chains I actually did not write. The way it worked was that I had about three or four songs ready for the record, so I sort of got the template of what I wanted it to sound like and then my new home Island Records said, “Hey we have this song that fits kind of with what you’ve been doing.” So I took it, made it my own a bit and immediately found a connection to it because I think for me it sort of took on a greater meaning of not letting things in your life hold you back from being exactly who you need to be and what’s important to you. So I connected with it in a major way.