Double-platinum selling four-piece band DNCE have appeared on the cover of FAULT Magazine ahead of dropping their new single ‘Toothbrush’.
The band, made up of Joe Jonas, Cole Whittle, JinJoo and Jack Lawless are releasing their debut album out later this year, and the group’s frontman Joe Jonas has been discussing life in a band, growing up in the public eye and using music to express himself.
On forming a band, Joe said: ‘At first, we had a bit of a writer’s block and we couldn’t quite figure out the vibe that we wanted.
And finally, we worked with new producers from Sweden and kind of just broke the mold. It all happened very quickly and we’re really thrilled with the reaction and how things have happened so far.’
‘There are moments when it’s just me and the writers or the producers. ” Joe revealed, on how he creates music.
“And other times, there are the recording sessions and you’ve got the whole band in there, all collaborating.
We can write anywhere, that’s why I love touring cause there’s always an opportunity to create when you’re traveling.’
Joe also spoke about how he uses music as an outlet, “When you can really pull from personal experience and find a way to showcase it in a relatable way, it’s always a rewarding feeling.
If you’re going through stuff and have any sort of creative outlet, you might as well put it into good use.”
Being in a band with his brothers, Joe faced fame early on, and revealed his thoughts on fame. “I think fame is something that kind of comes with what you do.
Some people handle it differently. I grew up around it, so it hasn’t always been an easy thing for me, but you learn to adjust and adapt to how you’re comfortable.
Ultimately, there are things that you’re gonna be cool with and things that are gonna be tough to get over.
But at the end of the day, if you remember where you come from and how it can all go away so easily, it makes it a little bit easier to handle.”
‘Toothbrush’ is the follow up single to DNCE’s top 5 smash hit ‘Cake By The Ocean’ which has been streamed over 220 million times worldwide.
The band will be in the UK this month to perform their first headline show at London’s O2 Islington Academy on 19th August.
That same weekend the band will perform at London’s iconic G-A-Y (20th August), plus V Festival (20th/21st August).
Issue 24 of Fault Magazine will be out next month but is available to pre-order now.