January 16, 2020, the Jonas Brothers released a music video for their newest song, “What a Man Gotta Do.”
The video is mirrored after three classic movies from the late 70s and early 80s: Risky Business, Grease and Say Anything. Each Jonas brother and his accompanying wife took on the roles of characters in iconic scenes of each movie. Nick Jonas and Priyanka Chopra Jonas did the infamous dancing scene from Risky Business, with Nick Jonas as Tom Cruise’s character, Joel Goodsen, while Priyanka Chopra Jonas took on the role of a love interest not originally in the dancing scene of Risky Business. Joe Jonas and Sophie Jonas depicted Grease’s Danny Zuko and Sandy Olsson as well as Cha-Cha DiGregorio. Kevin Jonas and Danielle Jonas represented Say Anything’s Lloyd Dobler and Diane Court.
As for the cinematics of the music video, it is expertly produced. Each iconic scene is portrayed perfectly with accurate sets. The scenes do seem to mirror each couples’ relationships as well. Nick and Priyanka’s scene is sensual, Joe and Sophie’s segment is playful and fun and Kevin and Danielle’s part is meaningful and loving. The costumes and sets are true to the characters and are also very intricate. The imagery and subtle rhetoric behind the scenes are beautifully done, so as for that aspect, I rate the video a 5/5.
As for the actual song, it’s a bop. I have yet to encounter a Jonas Brothers’ song that I didn’t like, or even that wasn’t catchy. The message of the song is simple: a man wants to know what he can do to be a woman’s significant other. The lyrics are very nice, and the tune as well as the beats make one want to clap their hands along with the song. However, for a majority of the song, the lyrics get a bit too repetitive, though the parts that contain substance other than just the chorus are very nice. For the lyrics and actual song I give it a 4/5.
Yet again, the Jonas Brothers crafted an amazing music video. Ever since they were young boy-banders, they have created hot music, and since their return last year they have done the same. I am living life like a preteen again and I am not at all upset that the Jonas Brothers have made that possible.