Nick Jonas says his new song is about “feeling trapped in hopeless love”.

The 21-year-old pop star released his latest solo single Chains on Thursday.

Nick is elated with his work, as he believes the tune represents an authenticity fans haven’t seen from him yet.

“It’s a song that embodies the feeling of being trapped in a love that is hopeless,” he told MTV News. “I think it’s a great new sound for me and a really good taste tester for this project. That’s what I grew up on and that’s what feels natural when I open my mouth to sing and so having a pop alternative music bed with the soul vocal, I feel like really works. I think this is definitely more of a mature sound as it relates to Jonas Brothers music and Nick Jonas & the Administration.”

According to the Nick, he will be writing “a bunch of songs on the record” himself, although Chains wasn’t a tune he penned.

“The story behind Chains is basically that feeling that all people can relate to, it’s being trapped. For me specifically in this song, I connected to love and trust and for some people they have said it’s broader for them, it’s more than love, it can be about anything that entangles you in your life and doesn’t let you do what you need to do to feel free,” he said. “I think this is a good fit and I fell in love with the song and I really feel like it has become a staple for this album.”

Nick and his brothers Kevin and Joe announced their band the Jonas Brothers split last year, but earlier this month reports emerged they may consider a reunion.