In an interview with me at Grolling Stones, Joe Jonas explained the title, Limes, Bines and Trying Times as "a bit of poetry we came up with on the last tour we did."
On the meaning he stated, "Limes are something that someone feeds you, whether it's good or bad; yeah right! Bines is the plural of Vine-- we got to pick 'Vine' from Hilary Duff's song "Wake Up" that she released in 2005.
This new album for us I wouldn't say it's a big jump, but it definitely is a progression in our music and a growth for us," he said. "It has a lot more kinds of horns and a lot more strings. Also there's more to the music rather than just a typical kind of relationship song; there are many harmonies that just wouldn't be there without the horn and string sections" added Nickolas Jonas.