Nick Jonas Discusses His ‘Fascination With The President’
With a nickname like “Mr. President” and a band called the Administration, it’s pretty easy to see that Nick Jonas feels some sort of connection to the world of politics. Plus, several of the songs from his side project’s debut, Who I Am, reference the White House. So does Nick one day want to leave the entertainment business behind for Washington, D.C.?
That might be looking too far into the future. “Not so much [fascinated] with politics, but more just about the fascination with the president,” he said. “The opportunities that we’ve had to go to the White House, the times that I’ve joked about wanting to be president and all that, I’m taking [it] somewhat serious.”
With all the presidency talk surrounding him, he felt like he needed to come up with a few songs that mirror that theme in his life. “Rose Garden,” “Olive and Arrow,” “State of Emergency” and “Conspiracy Theory” made the cut. “Obviously, I have a lot of time to think about that, but it was something cool to do with this,” he said. “And it gave me some inspiration, and having a list of a hundred of these things that I could take and make them double meanings … only four of them stuck.”
He jokingly added: ” ‘Oval Office’ is a song that didn’t sound that cool.”
So what steps does Nick need to take before he starts campaigning? Well, college, of course, and he’s already started looking. “We’ll have to wait and see,” he said. “The first step to the whole process is going to college and getting that in there. I visited a couple colleges this past summer. It was interesting to see how it would all work out and what the timing would be, but that might be in the future some day.”