We were surprised by the level of intimacy in Kanye West’s “Only One” back when he first dropped the track. We were also surprised to hear him singing, but less surprised that he was majorly auto-tuned. Now Nick Jonas has given us his version of Kanye’s personally resonant track, and we’re amazed at how easily Nick makes it his own.
It’s no secret that Kanye can’t hold a note without auto-tune, a fact of life Kanye himself was quick to admit. On the other hand, Nick Jonas can, and he sounds incredible in his cover of “Only One.” Like Justin Timberlake before him, Nick has been trying to break away from his Disney past to reinvent himself as an R&B artist, and his Kanye cover feels like yet another step in that direction. We’re all for it, because this new sound suits Nick very well.
Watch Nick Jonas perform “Jealous” on Big Morning Buzz Live.
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