Spaceman (Nick Jonas song)

"Spaceman" is a song by American singer Nick Jonas. It was released as the lead single and title track of his fourth studio album on February 25, 2021. It was written by Jonas, Greg Kurstin and Maureen McDonald.

"Spaceman"
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Single by Nick Jonas
from the album Spaceman
ReleasedFebruary 25, 2021 (2021-02-25)
GenreR&B[1]
Length3:17
LabelIsland
Songwriter(s)
Producer(s)Kurstin
Nick Jonas singles chronology
"Right Now"
(2018)
"Spaceman"
(2021)
"This Is Heaven"
(2021)

BackgroundEdit

Jonas first dropped hints about his upcoming album on his social media in early February 2021.[2][3] The singer officially kicked off the era on February 25 by releasing the lead single "Spaceman".[4] The lyrics were widely considered to be about the COVID-19 pandemic.[4][5] When asked about the title during an interview with Zane Lowe, he explained, "The key for me was trying to find a way to give this idea a persona, give it a name. So 'Spaceman' kind of came into my mind as I was thinking, 'What's the one thing that all of us have felt during this time? Completely disconnected from the world."[6]

Live performancesEdit

On February 20, 2021, it was announced that he would appear on Saturday Night Live on February 27 to perform his new single.[7] The performance included the single "Spaceman" and the second single of the album "This Is Heaven".[8]

Music videoEdit

The music video was directed by Anthony Mandler and shows Jonas wandering a desolate planet where he lives in a futuristic mirrored abode. He unsuccessfully tries to get back home to his wife. Jonas' wife Priyanka Chopra makes appearances via a hologram and through screens he watches. The video was inspired by the COVID-19 lockdowns.[9]

Plagiarism accusationEdit

On March 1, 2021, French-American R&B and pop singer Lolo Zouai called out Jonas, accusing him of copying her and showing similarities between the introduction of her song "Jade" and "Spaceman". She also stated that Jonas flew her out to help her with her song and then ghosted her, also revealing that her song "High Highs to Low Lows" is partially about Jonas.[10]

ChartsEdit

Chart performance for "Spaceman"
Chart (2021) Peak
position
Guatemala Anglo (Monitor Latino)[11] 5
Netherlands (Dutch Tip 40)[12] 24
New Zealand Hot Singles (RMNZ)[13] 14
Panama Anglo (Monitor Latino)[14] 10
US Bubbling Under Hot 100 Singles (Billboard)[15] 24
US Digital Song Sales (Billboard)[16] 37

Release historyEdit

Release dates and formats for "Spaceman"
Region Date Formats Label Ref.
Various February 25, 2021 Island [17]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Paul, Larisha (February 25, 2021). "Nick Jonas Releases Single 'Spaceman,' Announces New Album". UDiscoverMusic. Retrieved March 2, 2021.
  2. ^ "Hard times make you love the view..." Retrieved February 25, 2021 – via Twitter.
  3. ^ Rasha, Ali (February 20, 2021). "Nick Jonas will be both hosting and performing on 'SNL' next week". USA Today. Retrieved February 25, 2021.
  4. ^ a b Curto, Justin (February 25, 2021). "Nick Jonas's New Song 'Spaceman' Sure Sounds Like It's About COVID". Vulture. Retrieved February 25, 2021.
  5. ^ Atad, Corey (February 25, 2021). "Nick Jonas Announces New Album And Drops Title Track 'Spaceman'". ET Canada. Retrieved February 25, 2021.
  6. ^ Droke, Carolyn (February 25, 2021). "Nick Jonas Is Expanding His Solo Career With The Upcoming Album 'Spaceman'". Uproxx. Retrieved February 25, 2021.
  7. ^ Peters, Mitchell (February 20, 2021). "Nick Jonas Teases New Single 'Spaceman' Ahead of 'SNL' Hosting and Performance Gig". Billboard. Retrieved February 25, 2021.
  8. ^ Peters, Mitchell (February 28, 2021). "Nick Jonas Premieres New Songs 'Spaceman' & 'This Is Heaven' on 'SNL': Watch". Billboard. Retrieved February 28, 2021.
  9. ^ "Nick Jonas Is a 'Spaceman' Striving to Get Home to His Wife in New Video". March 12, 2021.
  10. ^ "French-Algerian singer Lolo Zouai slams Nick Jonas on Twitter". Arab News. March 1, 2021. Retrieved March 1, 2021.
  11. ^ "Top 20 Guatemala Anglo – Del 20 al 26 de Marzo, 2021". Monitor Latino. Retrieved March 22, 2021.
  12. ^ "Nick Jonas Spaceman". Top40. March 4, 2021. Retrieved March 4, 2021.
  13. ^ "NZ Hot Singles Chart". Recorded Music NZ. March 8, 2021. Retrieved March 6, 2021.
  14. ^ "Top 20 Panama Anglo – Del 13 al 19 de Marzo, 2021". Monitor Latino. Retrieved March 15, 2021.
  15. ^ "Nick Jonas Chart History (Bubbling Under Hot 100)". Billboard. Retrieved March 13, 2021.
  16. ^ "Nick Jonas Chart History (Digital Song Sales)". Billboard. Retrieved March 13, 2021.
  17. ^ "Spaceman / Nick Jonas". iTunes. United States. Retrieved February 25, 2020.