Nick Jonas' new LP inspired by life's 'challenging moments'

Nick Jonas has revealed the inspiration for his new record is past relationships and "challenging moments" in his life

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Nick Jonas on the cover of Phoenix magazine

Nick Jonas on the cover of Phoenix magazine

Nick Jonas' new album is inspired by "challenging moments" in his life.

The 'Jealous' hitmaker - who split from his long-term girlfriend Olivia Culpo in June - has revealed his "crazy year" is influencing the record, which follows his eponymous second studio album.

He explained: "The biggest inspiration has just been living life, it's been a crazy year - really great moments and some challenging moments.

"My goal has always been to be as transparent as possible and just share my heart and my music and what I've been going through. So it's been about diving in and being as open and honest as possible."

While he may spill details of his love life on the LP, the 23-year-old singer - who is now rumoured to be seeing actress Kate Hudson - admitted he is a "pretty private" person when it comes to dating.

In an interview with Phoenix magazine, which is out now, he said: "I think the biggest thing that I've learnt, specifically about dating, is it's important you know how much you want the world to see. I'm a pretty private person, but obviously there are times when it becomes hard."

Elsewhere Nick talked about setting up a record label with close pal Demi Lovato.

He added: "It's very exciting. Basically my friend Demi [Lovato] and I were both at the point in our careers where we had established ourselves not only as artists but also as businessmen and women as well.

"We thought it would be great to collaborate with someone you feel safe with - and work with a friend to set up a new chapter. We went with our long-time manager Phil McIntyre and set up Safehouse Records. We built this thing that we're both so excited about"

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