Nick Jonas received some unexpected help when he sat down to work on his newest solo album: Kingdom co-star Jonathan Tucker.
Jonas had just split from his longtime girlfriend
, model Olivia Culpo
, in June 2015, and needed an outlet to express the varying emotions he was feeling at the time. His colleague and friend became an invaluable outlet for the 23-year-old to channel his heartbreak.
“Nick plays my brother [on Kingdom] and I feel very connected to him, as such. And he went through -- as he named his album -- a very complicated year,” the 34-year-old actor explained.
Tucker’s friendship and bond with Jonas proved indispensable and the two found themselves working together on a song, “Champagne Problems,” which is featured on Jonas’ new album, Last Year Was Complicated.
“It’s one of the great highlights of my life as a completely non-musical person to be involved, in a small way, on his new album,” he added.
It won’t be the only song giving fans a deeper look
into Jonas’ psyche following his breakup with Culpo.
“I made a real point to tell stories as honestly as I could,” Jonas told OUT magazine
for its summer issue. “It became very clear what it was going to be about, after the breakup. I just dove in headfirst and wrote about all of it. I think it was the most meaningful relationship I’ve ever been it, and it was the longest.”
It certainly helps to have a friend like Tucker put pen to paper.
Additional reporting by Stacy Lambe.
Last Year Was Complicated hits shelves Friday. Kingdom airs Wednesdays at 9 p.m. ET/PT on DirecTV.