I didn’t know who DNCE was, until a few months ago. Sure, I have heard several songs from their self titled debut album at the gym. “Toothbrush”, “Cake By The Ocean”, “Good Day”, and “Body Moves” all get frequent spins at LA Fitness. I must admit, I am a fan of the group after hearing their album in its entirety. Their music is feel good pop, with an edge. They are not quite as lyrically jagged as Maroon 5, but not as smooth bubblegum pop as the Jonas Brothers. Joe Jonas (formerly of the Jonas Brothers) is ironically the front man of the group.
Although I was late to the party in regards to their debut album (released in November 2016), they are already gearing up for new music. The group decided to enlist some assistance from Hip Hop’s reigning diva, Nicki Minaj. Their new single, “Kissing Strangers” is pure awesomeness. Filled with a catchy call and response hook and a witty rap verse from Nicki Minaj, this song is sure to be one of summer’s big hits.
“Kissing Strangers” speaks of finding the perfect love connection, with multiple trial and error moments along the way. It’s freshman year college spring break all over again. The song seamlessly embodies dance, sweat and seduction in just five minutes. Hear the song for yourself below. What are your thoughts on DNCE’s “Kissing Strangers”? Would you Bump It or Dump It?