On Growing up with The Jonas Brothers:
“I loved music at an early age. [My parents] had no intention of pushing us to do it. They were really open-minded and supportive.”
“It was a weird way to grow up, but I think I maintained some sense of normalcy,” he says.
On Gay Baiting Accusations:
“It’s not the majority, but a large handful have a negative opinion for whatever reason, and I think it’s really quite sad.”
On Playing a Gay Character on Kingdom:
“It’s been a great character to play, one that I try to be respectful of and take myself out of. He’s on his own path.”
On His New Album Last Year Was Complicated:
“When I was working on this album, Jay Z asked me what it was about. I said it was about the past year of my life, and that the year was complicated. Jay Z said, ‘That’s the name of your album: Complicated.’ ”
“With this one I made a real point to tell stories as honestly as I could. It became very clear what it was going to be about, after the breakup [with Olivia Culpo]. I just dove in headfirst and wrote about all of it. I think it was the most meaningful relationship I’ve ever been in, and it was the longest.”
On Having the Press Dissect His Love Life:
“It definitely sucks. It sort of feels like, on top of dealing with the situation with the person, you have to be thinking about other people’s opinion about it, and without all the information.”
“The fact that people were intrigued by a 14– or 15-year-old’s relationships was strange to me. Now I think it makes a bit more sense. I think it’s kind of amusing, people’s interests. But it’s funny, because I think I live a pretty low-key life.”
Be sure to pick up the newest issue of OUT Magazine for Nick’s full feature! You can also read more from his interview here.
Last Year Was Complicated hits the shelves on June 10th!