The Jonas Brothers stopped by the NPR offices for their first-ever Tiny Desk concert on Monday, 30 September, which you can watch here.
The pop trio utilized many of the toy instruments in the NPR office on some of hits off their latest album Happiness Begins including ‘I Believe’, ‘Only Human’, along with a jazzy take on their No.1 single, ‘Sucker’.
Prior to performing on Tiny Desk, the band spoke with host Michel Martin of NPR’s All Things Considered about their reunion and platinum-certified album.
While their Tiny Desk performance was recorded on 15 August (also Joe Jonas’ birthday), the video wasn’t unveiled until today. Following their performance, Joe was presented with a birthday cake and was serenaded by the staff and fans.
Joe also got to show off his whistling skills on their rendition of ‘Sucker’, while Nick took the vocal lead, proving he could hold his own in a stripped-back acoustic setting.
The brothers are currently on their sold-out Happiness Begins Tour, which kicked off on 7 August 2019 in Miami and will wrap up on 22 February 2020 in Paris. Joining the brothers on tour is special guests Bebe Rexha and Jordan McGraw.
This tour sees the brothers on the road for the first time together in 7 to 8 years they shared, with Joe Jonas touring with his band DNCE, Nick Jonas playing his solo music and Kevin Jonas raising two daughters. The trio was also backed by DNCE drummer Jack Lawless during their Tiny Desk set.
They also talked about their inspiration behind the album and how they wanted to share some happiness and positivity with the world during these tense times.
Happiness Begins is the band’s third No.1 album and their first release since 2009. It marked a landmark moment for the brothers and proved their pop dominance a decade after their debut.
Happiness Begins can be bought here.