Even within this current pop climate, DNCE stick out with their lovely confectionery of gleaming choruses and colourful costumes.
The Joe Jonas-fronted group is almost an anomaly on Billboard charts — their name is a modest, yet firm, call-to-action for audiences to join in the revelry, and their radio singles are joyful and cheeky. DNCE has bravado, and that very quality has allowed them to reach out to fans worldwide, even with their frontman's past glories as a Disney Channel icon.
It would've been easy for the Jonas brother to take advantage of his star power, but DNCE is a wholly different entity that requires a band to work. This fact speaks volumes when it comes to their live shows — if you think 'Cake By The Ocean' or 'Body Moves' work only in tandem with digital technology, their live performances give you something to think about.
Even in an age where rock bands are far from topping charts, DNCE are genuine modern popsters with a flair with tasty funk rhythms and sparkling melodies to last an unforgettable summer.
Before their upcoming show in Singapore, here are five instances which show exactly how.
'Cake By The Ocean', Live at Capital’s Jingle Bell Ball 2016
Whilst DNCE are a fairly new act, it's plainly clear with this performance that they were meant for bigger stages. The sheer charisma Joe Jonas has accumulated over the years work to his favour here, and the effortlessly cool interplay between guitarist JinJoo Lee and bassist Cole Whittle.
'Toothbrush', Live at JW Marriott Austin
'Toothbrush' is DNCE's greatest example of their funk-pop fundamentals, and breezy melodies make way for Jonas' charming vocals through the four-minute song.
This intimate performance showcases just how the band can flawlessly flesh out a song in a live setting, shutting detractors who doubt their abilities outside of the studio.
'Kissing Strangers', Live at iHeartRadio
JinJoo's solos are always worth watching, but her shredding skills in this performance at the iHeartRadio Much Music Video Awards 2017 are a brief and welcoming showstopper.
The guitarist was originally a member of the Jonas Brothers touring band, and it's not surprising that her skills were impressive enough for Joe Jonas to bring her onboard DNCE. Smart move, Joe.
'Body Moves', Live at Radio 1's Teen Awards
'Cake By The Ocean' might have some tongue-in-cheek innuendo, but 'Body Moves' is undoubtedly the band's most sensual song yet.
We hope this is a direction DNCE will embrace wholeheartedly in the future, but hot damn, how tasty are those basslines? It's no wonder the crowd is eating it up at this awards show.
'Toothbrush/Cake By The Ocean', Live on The Voice
We're mentioning these two songs again, but the band just pulls them off so well in this special performance on The Voice. Do you want to talk exuberance? Watch how the band jumps into 'Cake By The Ocean' and tell us you didn't just start dancing.
DNCE will be performing in Singapore on August 15th at Suntec Convention Centre, Hall 403. Tickets are available here.
This feature is presented by Live Nation Lushington.