God bless, we live in a time when Jonas Brothers have a Grammy nomination. Striking while the iron is hot, the pop trio have released a new song. “What a Man Gotta Do” feels it wants to be bigger and soar higher than it actually does. The drums rumble, and a playful throwback shimmer peeks through hand claps and a lemonade tang.
“What a man gotta do? What a man gotta prove? To be totally locked up by you,” swoons Nick Jonas. You can always rely on the most chiseled Brother to deliver on the vocals – but the hook builds and builds and builds and then never actually arrives. It’s like the song was left unfinished, reliant on the otherwise sunny and inviting production to drive the story. It’s ultimately just a bit disappointing.
Listen to “What a Man Gotta Do” below.