He parted ways from his hit band the Jonas Brothers last fall, and now Joe Jonas is revealing his future career plans in the spring 2014 issue of Scene magazine.
During his interview with the mag, the the 24-year-old musician chatted about everything from his ultimate goals as a solo artist to his thoughts on "Boyfriend" hitmaker Justin Bieber.
Check out a few highlights from Mr. Jonas' interview below. For more, be sure to visit Scene!
On his career and new album:
"I'm kind of in the process of deciding what I want to do right now. I'm trying to [make it] something that I really want it to be - do music that I'm really proud of and not let too many cooks in the kitchen. I'm really at the baby stages. I'm writing with people I like and admire, but I'm taking my sweet, sweet time with it. I feel like if I figured out what I wanted the sound to be like, [I wouldn't be] too worried about 'I have to release this from the hype of..."
On his music:
"There are always stereotypes when people think of a band, any artist, that they're going to sound like a certain thing. [I hope that] when I hit the reset button and release new music, fresh ears will listen open=minded and not judge."
"I've had an easier route than most. The youngsters just turning 20, the Biebers of the world, are under a microscope. [Bieber] is having a very tough time finding balance. I think we all saw it coming. Your dad is your party animal - that's going to sum it up pretty quick. There's an equation of some sort of explosion."