The pop group DNCE just released a new video for their single “Body Moves” on Tuesday, October 11. In just one day it has been viewed more than 1.3 million times on YouTube, and lead singer Joe Jonas took to Reddit for an Ask Me Anything Q&A with his fans to discuss the new song, the band’s self-titled studio album (to be released on Nov. 18), and his past success with his siblings in the popular band the Jonas Brothers.
Jonas revealed that he wasn’t initially optimistic when his original band broke up. “I was seeing a therapist and I wasn’t on speaking terms with my brothers,” he said of the split. “[Nick Jonas] brought it to the table that he wanted to focus on different things, like acting and doing music on his own. At first, it was really shocking to me because it was kind of all I had known was the Jonas Brothers … I remember kind of losing it a little bit and I didn’t speak to anybody. I closed myself off and we cancelled the tour and didn’t really know what was going on.”
But it worked out pretty well for Joe, who formed DNCE with Jack Lawless, Cole Whittle and JinJoo Lee in 2015. They broke through with their debut single “Cake by the Ocean” and won Best New Artist at the 2016 MTV Video Music Awards. “I had three really amazing friends who were looking for something new for themselves,” said Jonas of his band mates. “They’re incredibly talented and I’m glad that they want to take this journey with me. I’ve always felt comfortable being in a band and I wanted to do something that was in my wacky brain and luckily enough, people dig us writing songs about pastries and toothbrushes. So, thanks for listening!”
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