'DNCE' will be out Nov. 18
Fresh off their U.S. tour with Selena Gomez, DNCE is having their cake by the ocean and eating it, too.
The pop group announced Wednesday that their debut album, simply titled DNCE, will be hitting shelves through Republic Records in November. The full collection of songs will act as a follow-up to their 4-track debut EP SWAAY, which launched the group into the Billboard Hot 100 charts through the track “Cake by the Ocean”.
Band members Joe Jonas, Cole Whittle, JinJoo Lee, and Jack Lawless introduced the news with swagger through a video, seen above, featuring the musicians giving the heads up of the album’s release as they go about their daily routines. Various clips from performances on The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon and The Late Late Show with James Corden provide a background to the monumental year the band has shared, including their most recent “Best New Artist” win at the 2016 MTV Video Music Awards.
DNCE worked in superstar producer Max Martin’s studio in Los Angeles while completing the album. “I think there’s this beach vibe to the album and overall good vibes, good feelings. It’s not too emotional or heavy,” Jonas teased in an interview with EW last month. “There are songs like that here and there but the core of it is pretty loose.”
The band’s latest single “Toothbrush” made a splash over the summer with a viral video featuring supermodel Ashley Graham. To date, the video has received over 40 million views.
DNCE had originally intended to debut the album over the summer but pushed back the release date. “‘Cake by the Ocean’ and ‘Toothbrush’ had been doing really well for us on radio, so we needed more time to focus on [promoting] those,” Jonas told EW. “We didn’t want to keep people waiting for too long, so it’s just two more months.”
DNCE will be available in stores and online starting Nov. 18.
See the album cover art below.