Get to know all about DNCE, the new band with and around Joe Jonas throughout March.
Formed in the summer of 2015, DNCE, comprising of front man Joe Jonas, guitarist JinJoo, bassist/keyboardist Cole Whittle, and drummer Jack Lawless, was born from Jonas’s long-brewing plan to launch an offbeat pop project inspired by the melodic R&B of Earth, Wind & Fire and Hall & Oates. ‘I had this vision for about five or six years, but I took some time to hit the reset button and figure out what I wanted to do next,’ says Jonas, whose former group the Jonas Brothers started in 2005, went on to sell more than 17 million albums worldwide, and parted ways in 2013.
Almost as soon as they started playing together, DNCE had a palpable chemistry and easy camaraderie that they hope to carry over into their audience.
And though the band name has its own wacky origin — it’s the next best thing for ‘when you’re too drunk to spell ‘dance,’ says Jonas — there’s also a deeper meaning that’s got to do with the shedding of self-consciousness. ’It’s incomplete, it’s imperfect, but it’s still all right,’ says JinJoo of DNCE’s name and guiding philosophy. ‘You don’t have to be a great dancer to dance — you can dance however you want to, and still have so much fun. That’s really the beauty of this whole thing.’DNCE are set to have everyone talking in 2016, be sure to check out MTV PUSH throughout March to see why!
Tuesday, 01. March 2016