Nick Jonas found it hard to relive his breakup with Olivia Culpo while writing songs for his upcoming album.
The “Jealous” singer and beauty queen called time on their two-year relationship last year when the pop star was working on his third solo album and the heartbreak completely changed the songs he wrote for the record.
Although it was tough for him to open up about the breakup, Nick tells his fans during a series of Twitter messages he had to "dig deep" and explore his feelings so he could be "an open book" on the album.
"I've been making this record for a year and a half... Pouring everything I have into it," he tweets. "When I first started making [it] I thought I knew what it would be about... Then I had a breakup... It then became very clear what this thing would be about... And that I would need to dig really deep...
"S**t is too real sometimes... Reliving some of these real life experiences through this music is hard... But I know it's important that I do it. I want to be an open book in my art..."
He says each song is "so personal and meaningful to me" as he unveils the track listing, which features song titles including "Don't Make Me Choose," "Champagne Problems," "Under You," "Chainsaw," and "Bacon."
He revealed his album will be called Last Year Was Complicated and thanked singer Tove Lo, rappers Big Sean and Ty Dolla $ign, and retired basketball star Allen Iverson for being involved in the project.
The album is set for release on June 10.