First, Nick Jonas tapped Tinashe for a sizzling, sexy remix of his hit single "Jealous," and now the former Disney star has tapped another PBR&B star for a verse on his new single "Chains." Today (March 2), Jonas teamed up with Jhene Aiko for a new take on the passionate industrial R&B track.
Though the first verse and chorus remain the same for "Chains," the second verse swaps out Jonas for Aiko, giving the song some much needed gender balance, a new twinkling level of synths and, of course, Aiko's signature sexy vocals, making it sound more like her very own song than an add-on to a Jonas track.
"I am no criminal / Just a simple individual / I need it now, I want it all, no subliminals / it is not that difficult, it's a visual / Chains and whips, make 'em strip / I am in control," Aiko sings with a sultry note in her voice, before going all Fifty Shades of Grey with her "Chains."
Aiko's verse may take a more literal approach to the "Chains" Jonas sings about, lyrically feeling like a rapper's take than an R&B songstress, but there's no denying that she fits in these "Chains" perfectly, balancing out Jonas' single and making it all her own along the way.
Listen to Nick Jonas' "Chains" remix featuring Jhene Aiko below, via Rap-Up:
"Chains" is the latest single from Nick Jonas' new self-titled solo album and follows the release and promotion of "Jealous."