You Need To Hear Joe Jonas' Catchy New Song

by Alex Kritselis

Don't let the bizarre title put you off: DNCE's debut single, "Cake By the Ocean," is a major jam. For those of you who are in the dark, DNCE is a new band fronted by Joe Jonas. (In fact, according to the tagline on its official Instagram page, it just might be "your new favorite band"!) As MTV explains, the middle JoBro provides the group's lead vocals, while musicians JinJoo Lee, Cole Whittle, and Jack Lawless play the guitar, bass, and drums, respectively. "Cake By the Ocean" is an extremely funky and infectious tune that'll have you on your feet, shaking your bonbon in no time — even if you're not entirely sure what its lyrics mean.

Jonas told Complex recently that the song's strange name comes from a malapropism uttered by up-and-coming Swedish producers Mattman & Robin one day in the studio. Apparently, Jonas overheard them saying "they wanted to get some cake by the ocean," when what they really meant was they wanted to get some Sex on the Beach cocktails. Oops. The 26-year-old singer liked the phrase so much, he decided to write a new track about it.

So, yes, as you've probably already guessed by now, "cake by the ocean" is a euphemism for getting it on. (It always comes back to sex, doesn't it?) "That song was a total breakthrough," Jonas wrote in an email to Complex. "Once we came up with 'Cake By the Ocean,' everything was electric." He wasn't exaggerating: "Cake By the Ocean's" groove is super-charged and totally irresistible. On the chorus, Jonas sings:

Talk to me, baby

I'm going after this sweet, sweet craving, whoa-oh

Let's lose our minds and go f---ing crazy

I-I-I-I-I-ah, keep on hopin' we'll eat cake by the ocean, ha

Walk for me, baby

I'll be Didd and you'll be Naomi, whoa-oh

Let's lose our minds and going f---ing crazy

I-I-I-I-I-ah, keep on hopin' we'll eat cake by the ocean, ha

When I first heard about DNCE, I thought to myself, "It's 2015. Is there enough room for two Jonas brothers on the Billboard charts?" (Middle bro Nick's solo career really took off this year.) If DNCE keeps churning out catchy and memorable material like "Cake By the Ocean," I think there just might be.