Come one, come all. We would like to welcome you to one of the most honest pieces of literature to grace the internet. Joe Jonas, front man for the always entertaining band DNCE, has recently participated in a Reddit AMA (ask me anything) session to help promote his new “Body Moves” music video, and let me tell you – He holds NOTHING back.
Here are just 10 (of the MANY) things we learned about Joe and DNCE.
“Why did you create DNCE?”
“I created DNCE after working on music and writing on my own for a while. I always thought about what it would be like to be in another band and I think that’s one of the beauties about music – you get to do whatever you want. There’s no one sitting there telling you exactly what to do. You can just create. I could create a country record or who knows what and luckily enough for me I had three really amazing friends who were looking for something new for themselves, as well. 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!”
We will forever be grateful for this decision ❤️
“What’s your favourite song off DNCE’s album that we haven’t heard yet?”
“We haven’t heard a song called “Blown”, it’s got a feature by Kent Jones on the record, it’s the only feature on the album and he did an amazing rap on it, and it’s kind of just a vibey tune about letting loose and getting to know somebody, being wild and crazy, and it’s one of my favourites, it’s been on a lot of different movies for some reason and commercials. It’s currently on a CitiBank commercial, and there was a Teenage Ninja Mutant Turtles 2 which is a dream come true for anybody, and Megan Fox is taking her clothes off in the scene, so we won on two accounts.”
WE. CAN’T. WAIT.
“Explain to me Coles outfits!? Does he ever wear anything normal? Does he just grab 3 items at random and is just like “eh ill make it work!” I love it, but don’t understand it!”
“I think part of the beauty of Cole is that that’s genuinely him through and through. I lived with Cole for a while kind of on and off for the last year and a half, and then my favourite outfit he has a house dress, kind of a Hawaiian ladies dress that he found and he rocks it around the house quite a bit. My favourite is when he orders Post Mates and they come to the door and Cole answers in a dress, basically like a clown chasing the delivery guy. I saw Cole once in a tuxedo once when we did Grease Live. It was essentially the scariest thing ever and Cole looked like a murderer. To see Cole in normal clothes is not ok, so he has to stick to what he’s doing always.”
You do you Cole. It’s definitely hard to imagine him in anything “regular” so I have to agree.
“How many pairs of sunglasses does JinJoo own?”
“She probably owns in the hundreds at this point, and she leaves them around everywhere. I find them in my bags, and we find them in different luggage bags in my car, but her sunglass game is strong.”
There’s no such thing as too many sunglasses. FACT.
“How do you feel about the fans that meet you in airports every time you land in a city?”
“It depends, I think sometimes it’s flattering. I think it’s nice to be able to see fans, especially ones that are from different countries that we’ve never been up to and they show their support. Other times it’s a little creepy because they’re at places before we get there and I’m wondering how they figure that out. Did they tip somebody off? Does their aunt work for Delta. Let me know, I’m curious.”
Currently on the hunt to solve this mystery for you bae. Will let you know asap.
“What’s it like living with your brother Nick?”
“Living with my brother Nick is great because it is actually like living alone. We decided to move in together because he was out of a lease and wanted to find a new place and he convinced me by saying, “You’re really bored with your place, right?” and I was like… I guess. So, I moved out and then he forgot to tell me his lease wasn’t up for six months, so I was without a house for a little while. Just floating around. Then we found a place in the valley of California and it’s nice because he’s been traveling and I’m home alone all the time. I get this nice sized house, just chilling. Also, when he comes into town, he came into town this past weekend, our housekeeper put a bunch of his new clothes in my closet and he left town to go finish filming Jumanji, so I don’t have to go shopping. I just have a bunch of Nick’s free new clothes now.”
I’m a size M so feel free to send over any of those extra shirts Joe. We both know Nick is too busy to notice.
“Where can I find the best tacos in California?”
“I really love Cactus Taqueria on Vine St in Los Angeles, that place is pretty bomb. It’s a little shack on the caddy corner, so I recommend going there and usually going after a night out.”
I now know where my go-to taco place is when visiting LA!
“Do you ever consider going to university? What would you want to major in?”
“I feel like it would be fun to go to university. I’ve always wanted to learn how to cook, so maybe I can go to culinary School? It’s never too late for that – maybe I’ll give it a shot one day!”
As long as you keep cooking up these hits, you’ll keep us happy.
“Whats your go-to inspirational quote/mantra? What keeps you going every day? Any advice you’ve applied to yourself for people struggling with day to day life?”
“There’s something my dad told me when we started, Live like you’re at the bottom, even if you’re at the top. So, that’s something we’ve held onto for quite a while. Recently, my manager, Philymack, said, “Try to take all news, like good news”. And obviously, you can’t use that all the time, for really bad stuff, but overall, being able to try to find the positive when you think the world is crumbling around you. I really think it’s been resourceful and helpful. Also a great quote that I say every time that I cheers when I have a drink is may all your ups and downs be in bed.”
Always keeping us inspired, Joe. This is why we love you!
“Five years ago you released a solo record. Four years ago, you and your brothers got back together. Fast forward to today, you released a new music video. What do you hope to do next year on October 11?”
“I would like to hopefully be rocking out on Mars, like Obama promised us, today. Maybe they can speed up the trials and I can go up there and hang out. That would be nice. First band to play on the moon and Mars. We’re going to do a galaxy tour.”
Good luck Joe! Be safe up on Mars!
Let us know what you found the most interesting in the comments below. You can check out the entire Reddit AMA here.