Before DNCE hit the road with Selena Gomez on her forthcoming Revival Tour — which kicks off in Las Vegas — the Joe Jonas-fronted group has paid her court in a totally unexpected way.
While visiting BBC Radio 1’s Live Lounge on Wednesday, Jonas and Co. covered Sel’s hit “Hands to Myself,” a surprisingly sultry selection for the extremely lively band. Jonas lets his voice hang low for the first verse, mimicking Sel’s lustfulness, but the foursome fast turns it up a notch for a groovy, funk-fueled chorus.
OK, so Jonas’ delivery of the line “I mean why would I want to, although I could?” does’t precisely match Selena’s in relation to pure flawlessness, but it’s the effort that counts. Besides their catchy performance of “Hands to Myself,” DNCE also performed their hit “Cake By The Ocean” for BBC Radio 1, complete with swagger and their usual silliness.