SINGLE REVIEW: DNCE – Cake By The Ocean

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Their billing themselves as “your favourite new band” and look, they quite possibly could be. Fronted by Joe Jonas, DNCE are made up of drummer Jack Lawless, guitarist JinJoo Lee and bassist Cole Whittle who is from one of my favourite and most underrated bands Semi Precious Weapons. Their lead single “Cake By The Ocean” is a TUNE and with its groovy bassline will transport you to a 90’s disco. Co-written by Justin Tranter (Lead singer of Semi Precious Weapons and co-writer of Selena Gomez’ bop “Good For You”) this song is a bit of gimmicky, innuendo nonsense that’s destined for the top 20 chart. It’s infectiously catchy hook will be almost instantaneously cemented in your head. “Walk for me, baby. I’ll be yours, you’ll be my only one, let’s lose our minds and go fucking crazy. I-I-I-I-I-I keep on hoping we’ll eat cake by the ocean”. The vibe is experimental and very funky and it’s great to hear Joe Jonas sing something edgier and lyrically playful. I can’t wait to hear what else this band have up their sleeve cause I have a feeling they plan to shake things up.

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