Let’s DNCE

The Star Malaysia - Star2 - - MUSIC -

JOE Jonas, for­mer lead singer of the Jonas Brothers, is back with new band DNCE, whose adult lyrics and funk- pop tunes are a far cry from his teen boy band days in the Dis­ney Chan­nel pop rock trio.

DNCE is made up of Jonas as lead singer, gui­tarist JinJoo Lee, bassist and key­boardist Cole Whit­tle and drum­mer Jack Law­less, all of whom worked with the Jonas Brothers.

In an in­ter­view with the band, Jonas said that the sound was new to the four­some. They agreed on a funk, dance and rock sound. DNCE’s de­but sin­gle, Cake By The Ocean, reached No. 9 in the Bill­board Hot 100 chart and the band is now work­ing on an al­bum.

“It’s ro­man­tic, it’s fun, it’s messy, it’s party, it’s sex­ual, it’s An­i­mal House the band,” Whit­tle said, re­fer­ring to the com­edy film.

The Jonas Brothers, made up of Kevin, Joe and Nick, formed in 2005 and quickly rose to fame with their up­beat pop rock songs. They split in 2013.

Nick has since launched a solo ca­reer and stars in the drama Goat, which screened at Ber­lin’s film festival last month.

Joe re­marked that it was dif­fi­cult to rein­vent one­self and come back with new mu­sic – so both he and his brother feel proud.

Asked if a po­ten­tial Jonas Brothers re­union may be on the cards, he said: “I think if the time found it­self in a cre­ative way, maybe.” – Reuters

Cake By The Ocean

DnCE is made up of ( from left) Whit­tle, Jonas, Lee and Law­less. The band’s first sin­gle hit the top 10 on Bill­board hot 100. — reuters

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