#MusicReview: DNCE debut album will make you D-A-N-C-E

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"This ain't water but it floats my boat" is my favorite line on this track. DNCE considers their music to be dance pop and this track is no exception with vintage 80's rock music vibes. The intro opens with vocal scales with them introducing the simultaneous name of the track and the name of the band. 

Body Moves

Sexy R&B style guitar riffs, a heavy emphasis on base guitar, this song discusses loving or being into the way someone's body moves.

Cake By the Ocean

This song about sex on the beach written by Mattman & Robin, Swedish duo that came up with the idea for this song about the cocktail, "Sex On The Beach," the song is composed in E minor, with a tempo of 120 beats per minute.

Doctor You

Rolling Stones style track about having a fling with someone to remedy the pains and issues of life, featuring repetitive guitar chords.

Toothbrush

Howls and other hypersexualized hints play up the lyrical content on this smash hit about that stage in the relationship when it's becoming serious enough, you leave a toothbrush at their place.

Blown ft. Kent Jones

Rolling Stones get another nod with this track because of it's musicality but the song itself is about being blown away by someone romantically and emphasizes repetitive vocal phrasing.

Good Day

My favorite track off the entire album because of the playful, good vibes this song promotes. 

Some elements that are hard to ignore:

  • Use of a cowbell
  • Repetitive vocal phrasing
  • Perservering despite what life throws at you.

"Today is gonna be a good day, don't care what anyone else say, Ohh, I don't need a fortune cookie to tell me the way I'm feeling, gonna be a good day, A Good day!"

Almost

A soft acoustic song about loving someone who didn't appreciate you, someone who was an almost lover.

My favorite line: "so real sometimes it was fictional"

Naked

My favorite because of the sexy guitar chords and the dancy feel of the track. I also laugh when I listen to this song because with Joe's songwriting style you can blatantly see his sense of humor.

For example, the line during the chorus, "Put a sock on the door," it's the way he sings that phrase that makes it humorous and playful instead of full of lust, and it's what makes him a smooth operator, and the reason young girls still scream when they see him live.

Truthfully

Another soft acoustic track about loving someone more than they love you and being upfront about how that makes you feel.

Be Mean

Fifty Shades meets a rock song that has a Rolling Stones or 80's rock n' roll musicality but vocally Joe sounds like Axl Rose, lead singer of Guns N'Roses most known for their song, Welcome To The Jungle.

Zoom

This track has a playful vibe that channels the hit song, "I'm Too Sexy," and lyrically depicts running away and flying to the moon.

Pay My Rent

"Musically, we sound like disco funk hits played by a good garage band."

The band's influences include the Electric Light Orchestra, Sly and the Family Stone, Weezer, Earth, Wind & Fire, Hall & Oates, Prince, the Bee Gees, and Led Zeppelin.

Unsweet

A song about wanting an outspoken bad girl instead of a polite, classy broad.

Musically, it sounds like it could have been composed by Nick Jonas and Joe channels his brother on this track.

My favorite line: "Don't need no cup; don't you clean it up."

Overall, every track will move you whether it be rhythmically, emotionally, or spiritually. You will D-A-N-C-E.

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Chelsea DeVries
Chelsea DeVries

Witty Writer Poet Blogger. I've been writing professionally since age 14. I run a book and music review site via The Smart Cookie Philes. I'm 26, Saint Leo University graduate, and a Florida native who enjoys street skateboarding.

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