Nick Jonas 'Champagne Problems' Review: Maybe Don't Get Drunk with Your Ex

By Carolyn Menyes | Apr 08, 2016 01:18 PM EDT

If you and your ex just suffered a bitter breakup, it may be a good idea not to get drunk together, just sayin'. Despite the advice that should seem obvious, when Nick Jonas split with ex-girlfriend Olivia Culpo last year, they split a glass of bubbly, leading to some major "Champagne Problems."

And on Friday (April 8), Jonas revisited those feelings with the release of his new single "Champagne Problems" off his forthcoming third studio album Last Year Was Complicated.

The song is very on-trend both for the pop music landscape of 2016. Sonically, it blends together Jonas' smooth R&B edge with a mildly tropical house beat and the sort of rushing beat that can easily sway a massive crowd. The post-chorus drop is an effective tool to get people dancing, be it in their seats, at the club or at an upcoming Nick Jonas/Demi Lovato tour date.

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But despite the insatiable groove, there's a little something dark looming beneath the track's surface. The champagne problems aren't about getting too tipsy at the bar or being too damn rich, it's all about accidentally hooking up with an ex after agreeing to "talk over things."


"How did our clothes end up on the floor? / Didn't we just break each other's hearts? / Didn't you have one foot out of the door? / Better to fall in love than lose / Wish I didn't have to choose," Jonas sings on the album's second verse. The song still is catchy enough so as to escape incredible details on the split between Jonas and Culpo, but at least we know there was some post-breakup sex. And seriously, it's a bad idea. But maybe the fallout is left for the album's third single.

"Champagne Problems" is Nick Jonas' second song from his new album Last Year Was Complicated, which is due for release on June 10. This track follows the release of the Tove Lo-assisted single "Close."

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