Joe Jonas is Growing Up

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Joe Jonas is not recording music with his brothers these days. (Listen to his first solo track, "See No More," HERE.)

But he makes one thing clear in the latest issue of Paper Magazine: the singer is still very close with siblings Nick and Kevin.

"My brothers and I, we're like each other's best friends," he says. "And I think it's that foundation that makes me feel like I can really do this on my own for a second."

Joe Jonas in Paper Magazine

Jonas is also hoping to follow in the crazy talented footsteps of another teen idol who has risen to superstardom outside his original boy group: Justin Timberlake.

"He's absolutely an inspiration," Jonas tells the magazine. "I look up to Justin so much. He pretty much created his own lane."

On his solo album, Joe worked with Nate "Danja" Hills, a frequent Britney Spears collaborator. Says the producer:

"There's such a gap between what I do and what the Jonas Brothers are. But that's the excitement - it left us an opportunity to create something new... [his fans have all grown up with Joe, so they'll be able to understand where he's coming from. And, really, he's a star no matter what he does. If I give him something people can move to on top of his natural charisma, that's like dynamite and gasoline."

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