“In a couple hours my most personal song I’ve ever written will be released,” Jonas tweeted prior to unveiling the clip. “Hopefully my vulnerability speaks to you.” Much of Jonas’ new album reflects his breakup with ex-girlfriend Olivia Culpo, which he explores in dramatic visuals in “Chainsaw.”
Starring model Sara Sampaio, Jonas reflects on his past relationship while exploring the home he once shared with Sampaio’s character. Scenes of them being intimate and then fighting are shown between him destroying the house by breaking china, taking a chainsaw to the couch and torching the whole place.
“Collaborating with [director] Luke Monaghan was really special as this is an incredibly personal song and the performance in the video had to represent that,” Jonas said of creating the clip in an interview with Vogue. “Also, getting to work with my close friend Sara Sampaio was amazing. Not only is she gorgeous, but her acting skills were definitely on display in her performance.”