On Friday, DNCE released their brand new EP People To People and it’s safe to say that they are back with a bang. The four-track EP will be performed live for the first time when they support Bruno Mars on his forthcoming European tour dates this summer.
In celebration of their new release, front man Joe Jonas is the cover star of the latest issue of Glass Magazine. Additionally, the band, made up of Joe, Cole Whittle, JinJoo Lee and Jack Lawless, sat down with the magazine to discuss their new music, life on the road, and what the future has in store for them.
People To People follows in the footsteps of their debut album DNCE, which features the gargantuan single ‘Cake By The Ocean’. Whilst the band are known for their fun and infectious sound, it’s clear to see that their new body of work remains true to their roots whilst also bringing a certain element of maturity both sonically and lyrically.
Speaking about the new EP, Joe said: “You learn, you take and you give. We’re just trying to show our love, our art to you, and we hope we can get some love back in return too.” He added that life inspires their songwriting, stating that “as songwriters, we pride ourselves on being able to tell a story and you still want to relate to people who are not necessarily going through what I’m going through.”
From their quirky sound to eccentric outfits, what makes DNCE different is their ability to unapologetically be themselves. Fans have fallen in love with their unique style and it’s refreshing to see a band who aren’t afraid to stray away from the norm. JinJoo said: “In this industry, so many people try to change you or put you in different outfits that aren’t you, but this band is all about being ourselves. And it works.”
Later this summer, DNCE will be supporting Bruno Mars across Europe. Having spent so much time out on the road, the band are often separated from their loved ones, however, they consider themselves lucky to have significant others and family members who understand the situation. Speaking about being away from their partners, Joe said: “We like when our partners come and visit, but we also like doing our own thing and finding something that’s our own passion. I guess we’re lucky we’re with people who like to do their own thing too.”
Having already achieved so much as a band, it seems like the world is DNCE’s oyster. However, Joe states that as long as they’re enjoying themselves, the future is theirs for the taking. “We don’t put too much pressure on whether something will work or be successful. We’re just four friends who want to play music, and whether is for a week or for the rest of our lives, we’ve decided to let go and just have fun with it,” he said.
Pre–order Glass Summer 2018 issue here.
Listen to DNCE’s new EP “People to People” here.