DNCE appears on the new issue of Fault magazine.
However, the interview centers around frontman Joe Jonas, who opens up about the band's forthcoming album, which includes a personal song titled "Almost."
See the Q&A below via Fault.
When you first got the band together, what was your initial aim? Where did you want it to go?
Originally, it was just about creating the music. 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.
How important do you think chemistry is within a band and do you think you have it?
Chemistry is very important. You’re sharing every moment with that person and you want to be able to feel comfortable with them, wherever you go. Sometimes you’re traveling internationally, you’re sharing a tour bus. Not to mention the overall vibe about performing on stage. You want to feel comfortable. I’m very lucky to say we get along.
You must have a lot of unreleased tracks under your belt that you can’t wait to put out. Do you have one in particular that you’re eager to release?
I’d say that Cake By The Ocean has been one of my favourites. There’s also a song called "Almost" that I wrote with our producer, Nolan, and a few other writers in LA. "Almost" is a personal song and I feel like it’s really fun to share those with the world. 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.
You’ve also had a solo project beforehand. Pros and Cons to working solo as opposed to working in a group?
There are a lot of similarities. There are obviously things that you do when you’re traveling and touring with your brothers that are nice, because you’ve got your family with you at all times. And then, there’s also the element of playing with friends. It’s a fun vibe. But I do prefer playing in a group. There’s something special about our band.
Do you have to deal with Jonas Brothers comparisons anymore?
There are sometimes some comparisons here and there, but I don’t mind. We’re also really supportive of each other’s individual careers, so it makes it all a lot easier.
Since you’ve been in the public eye your entire life, what’s your personal take 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.