Happiness Begins is the fifth studio album by the Jonas Brothers. It is their first album since 2013's Live, and first studio album since 2009's Lines, Vines and Trying Times. It was preceded by their comeback single "Sucker" as well as "Cool". It debuted atop the US Billboard 200 with the largest sales week for an album since 2017.
In writing and recording for the album, the brothers said that they wanted a "new and improved sound" with "feel-good tracks", so their A&R at Republic Records, Wendy Goldstein, got in contact with Ryan Tedder, Greg Kurstin and Justin Tranter to help compose and produce songs for them. Tedder stated that they would "write a song in about 90 minutes, [... and] cut it in the second hour. It would be demo'd by dinner." Billboard described the resulting sound as containing "hints of everything from '80s new wave to reggae to country", and also said that "Nick describes [album track] 'Hesitate' as Joe's love letter to [Sophie] Turner, while 'I Believe' is a synth-heavy slow jam that alludes to his own whirlwind romance with [Priyanka] Chopra".