It was close to midnight, and Nick Jonas was between cocktails.
The 22-year-old's team had transformed a tiny, chic West Hollywood art gallery into a rehearsal space. He had just run through his fifth set of the day and appeared to be growing more comfortable as the hours — and the drinks — went by.
Jonas was on this recent night previewing tracks from his self-titled debut album in front of a small audience. In the crowd were tastemakers and industry types all wondering what the former Jonas Brother planned for a resurrection.
No doubt, the preening teen from Disney's last golden age of young camp rockers was gone. For his new solo album, released Monday,...