OFFSTAGE: Will Joe Jonas Write a Song About Taylor Swift?

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His purity ring is gone. He calls Bono his hero. And he’s working on a new post-Jonas Brothers sound that he describes as an eclectic mixture of electro indie pop rock. Welcome to Joe Jonas 2011. He sounded off on his new image to Details magazine — and showed off low-rise skinny jeans and a Top Gun haircut — and then talked vaguely about whether or not he’d be writing a song about his breakup with Taylor Swift. Like a rebuttal to hers. “I think all artists have a right to write about what happens to them,” he said. “But I have a right to write about things, too. I think there’s a lot of scenarios where people might wanna hear my side of the story.” In a classic she said/he said moment, Jonas claims it was Swift who broke up with him. Even though her song “Forever and Always” paints a different picture of who broke whose heart.

Alison makes her living loving country music. She's based in Chicago, but she's always leaving her heart in Nashville.