Inside the Jonas Brothers' 'Happiness Begins' listening party (Exclusive)

The Jonas Brothers hosted an intimate advanced listening party for their upcoming album, "Happiness Begins," in New York City on Wednesday night, and AOL was on the scene for the lively event that featured as a preview for the band's first album in a decade.

Guests at the exclusive event consisted mostly of American Airlines Mastercard cardholders. After getting their phones, cameras and Apple Watches locked up to avoid any audio leaking early, party goers sipped on speciality "Sucker" cocktails at PH-D Lounge at the top of the Dream Downtown hotel as they waited for the Jonases to hit the stage.

Kevin, Joe and Nick were introduced just after 10 p.m., bringing out red solo cups with them as their first-ever No. 1 hit, "Sucker," blared on the speakers. Nick rocked a sky blue jacker over a white t-shirt and khaki pants, Kevin opted for white jeans and a quarter-zip windbreaker, and Joe went with an all-black look that he paired with a STAMPD baseball hat.

The brothers proceeded to play six previously-unheard songs from their new album, "Happiness Begins," out Friday, June 7, sharing details on each of the tracks before playing them in full for the lively crowd.

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Jonas Brothers' 'Happiness Begins' listening party for American Airlines Mastercard cardholders. (Credit: Chris Polk / Shutterstock)
Jonas Brothers' 'Happiness Begins' listening party for American Airlines Mastercard cardholders. (Credit: Chris Polk / Shutterstock)
Jonas Brothers' 'Happiness Begins' listening party for American Airlines Mastercard cardholders. (Credit: Chris Polk / Shutterstock)
Jonas Brothers' 'Happiness Begins' listening party for American Airlines Mastercard cardholders. (Credit: Chris Polk / Shutterstock)
Jonas Brothers' 'Happiness Begins' listening party for American Airlines Mastercard cardholders. (Credit: Chris Polk / Shutterstock)
Jonas Brothers' 'Happiness Begins' listening party for American Airlines Mastercard cardholders. (Credit: Chris Polk / Shutterstock)
Jonas Brothers' 'Happiness Begins' listening party for American Airlines Mastercard cardholders. (Credit: Chris Polk / Shutterstock)
Jonas Brothers' 'Happiness Begins' listening party for American Airlines Mastercard cardholders. (Credit: Chris Polk / Shutterstock)
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Of "Only Human," the brothers explained that they worked on the track with Shellback and Max Martin, who Nick noted is responsible for countless Top 40 hits over the past decade. It was a clear standout track and got people at the party dancing instantly.

Before introducing "Don't Throw It Away," Joe explained that it was one of the tracks that they crafted with Greg Kurstin, who broke out as one of Adele's key collaborators on her seminal album, "21." They also credited Kurstin for guiding them to some of the '80s influences that are heard throughout "Happiness Begins."

Kevin said that Nick and Joe worked heavily on "Every Single Time," which he revealed was "on repeat" during Nick's bachelor party before he married Priyanka Chopra. It's a dance-worthy song with island-inspired sounds that they also worked on with Kurstin.

The song that got the best reaction at the listening party was undeniably "Strangers," which the brothers explained was the result of their desire to "tip our hat to the good old days" -- and they weren't lying. The track is pure pop/rock bliss that would've been right at home on any of their old albums. They worked on the song with Kurstin, too, and it's sure to be a fan-favorite.

Joe explained that "Comeback" was written as a celebration of the brothers coming back together to mount their music comeback as the Jonas Brothers after years away from one another professionally. While explaining that, he laughed that they still sing to someone named "baby" in the song, but it's undoubtedly about their own comeback and not directed at a love interest.

The Jonas Brothers also played "Love Her" at the party, and they had already released "Sucker" and "Cool" before the album's release.

After listening to select songs from their new album, fans at the party were able to take part in a meet-and-greet with all three of the brothers.

"Happiness Begins" will be released to the public on Friday, June 7.

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UNIVERSAL CITY, CA - AUGUST 20: (L-R) Nicholas Jonas, Kevin Jonas and Joseph Jonas of The Jonas Brothers arrive at the 8th Annual Teen Choice Awards at the Gibson Amphitheatre on August 20, 2006 in Universal City, California. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)
ANAHEIM, CA - JULY 22: (L-R) Joseph Jonas, Kevin Jonas and Nicholas Jonas of The Jonas Brothers pose backstage at the Radio Disney Totally 10 Birthday Concert held at the Arrowhead Pond of Anaheim on July 22, 2006 in Anaheim, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images for Radio Disney)
NEW YORK - DECEMBER 30: (ITALY OUT, NY DAILY NEWS OUT, NY NEWSDAY OUT) (L-R) Joseph Jonas, Nicholas Jonas and Kevin Jonas of the Jonas Brothers pose with a fan on December 30, 2007 in New York City. (Photo by Arnaldo Magnani/Getty Images)
Nick Jonas, Joe Jonas and Kevin Jonas of The Jonas Brothers pose in the press room for Z100's Jingle Ball 2007 at Madison Square Garden on December 14, 2007 in New York City. (Photo by Jim Spellman/WireImage)
Jonas Brothers perform at Z100's Jingle Ball 2007 at Madison Square Garden on December 14, 2007 in New York City. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/WireImage)
Jonas Brothers: Nick Jonas & Joe Jonas & Kevin Jonas appearing in the 2007 Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade, New York City. November 22, 2007 (Photo by Walter McBride/Corbis via Getty Images)
Musical act The Jonas Brothers appear at the Verizon store on November 20, 2007 in Boca Raton, Florida (Photo by Jeff Daly/FilmMagic)
The Jonas Brothers arrive at the 2007 American Music Awards in Los Angeles. (Photo by Frank Trapper/Corbis via Getty Images)
NEW YORK - DECEMBER 31: (L-R) Musicians Nick Jonas, Joe Jonas and Kevin Jonas of the Jonas Brothers perform onstage during Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin' Eve 2009 With Ryan Seacrest on December 31, 2008 in New York City. (Photo by Bryan Bedder/Getty Images for DCPNYE)
The Jonas Brothers pose in the photo room at the nominations announcement for the 51st Grammy Awards, on December 3, 2008 at the Noika Theatre at LA Live in downtown Los Angeles, California. AFP PHOTO / ROBYN BECK (Photo credit should read ROBYN BECK/AFP/Getty Images)
NEW YORK - NOVEMBER 28: ( L-R) Kevin Jonas, Joe Jonas and Nick Jonas sign copies of 'Burning Up: On Tour with the Jonas Brothers' at Barnes & Noble 5th Avenue on November 28, 2008 in New York City. (Photo by Gilbert Carrasquillo/FilmMagic)
IRVING, TX - NOVEMBER 27: (L-R) Nick Jonas, Joe Jonas, and Kevin Jonas of The Jonas Brothers perform during halftime between the Seattle Seahawks and the Dallas Cowboys at Texas Stadium on November 27, 2008 in Irving, Texas. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)
DISNEY PARKS CHRISTMAS DAY PARADE - 'Tis the season to be merry at Disney Parks, when the 26th annual 'Disney Parks Christmas Day Parade,' featuring award-winning musical talent and iconic stars performing in this year's television special, airs December 25 (10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m., ET) on the ABC Television Network. (Photo by Matt Stroshane/ABC via Getty Images) JONAS BROTHERS
©2009 RAMEY PHOTO The Jonas Brothers are in Paris. They leaves the Hotel Hayatt . EXCLUSIVE France november 27, 2009. DLM PRESS (Photo by Philip Ramey/Corbis via Getty Images)
COLOGNE, GERMANY - NOVEMBER 15: (L-R) Nick Jonas, Joe Jonas and Kevin Jonas of Jonas Brothers perform onstage at The Palladium on November 15, 2009 in Cologne, Germany. (Photo by Rob Hoffman/JBE/Getty Images)
MADRID - NOVEMBER 12: (L-R) Kevin Jonas, Joe Jonas and Nick Jonas of the Jonas Brotherspose during a visit as guests of Real Madrid as they visit Santiago Bernabeu on November 12, 2009 in Madrid, Spain. (Photo by Victor Carretero/Real Madrid via Getty Images)
MADRID, SPAIN - NOVEMBER 11: (L-R) Nick Jonas, Joe Jonas and Kevin Jonas of Jonas Brothers perform at Palacio de Deportes on November 11, 2009 in Madrid, Spain. (Photo by Rob Hoffman/JBE/Getty Images)
©2010 RAMEY PHOTO Buenos Aires, Argentina, Nov. 13, 2010 THE JONAS BROTHERS offered a press conference before their concert in the Argentine capital. PGpn68
©2010 RAMEY PHOTO Buenos Aires, Nov. 13, 2010 THE JONAS BROTHERS offered a spectacular concert for 25,000 fans at the River Plate Soccer Stadium in Buenos Aires. PGpn68 (Photo by Philip Ramey/Corbis via Getty Images)
(L-R) Kevin Jonas, Joe Jonas and Nick Jonas of The Jonas Brothers pose to photographers during a press conference to promote a concert and the movie 'Camp Rock 2 The Final Jam' at Four Seasons Hotel on October 24, 2010 in Mexico City, Mexico.
LONG BEACH, CA USA -- Nick Jonas, left, Kevin Jonas, center, and Joe Jonas before their softball game at Blair Field in Long Beach, CA on September 19, 2010. The Jonas Brothers' team, the Road Dogs, defeated the Marquis Flyers 7 to 15.. (Photo by Jeff Gritchen/Digital First Media/Orange County Register via Getty Images)
WASHINGTON, DC - MAY 1: Jonas Brothers arrives at the annual White House Correspondents Association dinner at the Washington Hilton in Washington, DC on May 1, 2010. (Photo by Linda Davidson / The Washington Post via Getty Images) StaffPhoto imported to Merlin on Sat May 1 19:25:03 2010
(L-R) Nick Jonas, Joe Jonas and Kevin Jonas of The Jonas Brothers perform at the 2011 Concert For Hope at Gibson Amphitheatre on March 20, 2011 in Universal City, California.
(L-R) Nick Jonas, Kevin Jonas and Joe Jonas of The Jonas Brothers attend the 2011 Concert For Hope at Gibson Amphitheatre on March 20, 2011 in Universal City, California.
LAS VEGAS, NV - SEPTEMBER 16: : (L-R) Recording artist Kevin Jonas, Danielle Jonas, recording artist Joe Jonas, model Blanda Eggenschwiler, recording artist Nick Jonas and Miss Universe 2012 Olivia Culpo arrive at XS The Nightclub at Encore Las Vegas to celebrates Nick Jonas's 21st birthday on September 16, 2013 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by David Becker/WireImage)
LOS ANGELES, CA - DECEMBER 01: (L-R) Musicians Kevin Jonas, Joe Jonas and Nick Jonas of the Jonas Brothers attend KIIS FM's 2012 Jingle Ball at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on December 1, 2012 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Imeh Akpanudosen/Getty Images)
GOOD MORNING AMERICA - The Jonas Brothers officially announced they were splitting upduring a GOOD MORNING AMERICA' exclusive, 10/30/13, airing on the ABC Television Network. (Photo by Ida Mae Astute/ABC via Getty Images) KEVIN JONAS, JOE JONAS, NICK JONAS
ST PAUL, MN - OCTOBER 08: The Jonas brothers pose during the red carpet before the We Day Minnesota event at the Xcel Energy Center in St. Paul, Minnesota on October 8, 2013 (Photo by Adam Bettcher/Getty Images for Free the Children)
LAS VEGAS, NV - SEPTEMBER 14: Recording artists Nick Jonas (L), Joe Jonas (3L) and Kevin Jonas (2R) pose for photos with cast members of Le Reve at Wynn Las Vegas on September 14, 2013 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Gabe Ginsberg/WireImage)
NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 06: (L-R) Kevin Jonas, Nick Jonas and Joe Jonas of Jonas Brothers attends 2014 Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week during day 2 on September 6, 2013 in New York City. (Photo by Gilbert Carrasquillo/FilmMagic)
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