Earlier this week Joe Jonas premiered the music video for his latest single “Just In Love”, or should I say, Marlon Brando’s Last Tango in Paris for teens.
The semi-steamy visual centers around Joe’s brief-but-passionate tryst with a Parisian girl, which involves a lot of sightseeing and hot sex. The JoBro’s are all lovely boys, so “Just In Love” doesn’t push the boundaries too far in terms of raunchy content; the lovemaking scenes are all very classy, and you get the sense that Joe and his lady friend have a connection beyond the physical — there’s none of the sleaze ‘n’ cheese that you get from other young male stars like Trey Songz, Usher, and Chris Brown.
Hey, you know who else would’ve made a tasteful video like this? Justin Timberlake. And you know who would’ve recorded a song like this almost ten years ago? Yup, Justin Timberlake. I’ve been continually comparing Joe’s whole solo career to JT’s Justified era, and for good reason — “Just In Love” feels like the Justified re-release single that Jive begrudgingly decided to put out due to Justin’s never-ending hiatus from the music scene.
Take that as a compliment, Joe, because Justified rocked and still rocks to this day, and if you wanna make your whole solo album Justified-Lite, then by no means, don’t let me stop you.
Joe’s solo debut Fast Life drops next month, and “Just In Love” is on iTunes now. I plan on buying both.