Los Angeles, CA (April 14, 2017) – Multi-platinum selling band DNCE have released their new single “Kissing Strangers” featuring global superstar Nicki Minaj today. Boasting an anthemic chorus belted out by Minaj and DNCE, the track displays an infectious pop hook that DNCE fans have come to expect and love. Minaj delivers a high energy rap verse over the song’s breakdown, giving the track a unique flavor, and expanding on the band’s signature sound. Get the track HERE!
DNCE first hinted at the new single on their socials last week with the help of social media super star, Doug The Pug, where the band posted an image of the famous pup with a phone number listed on his dog tag for fans to call. When fans called in to the listed phone number, the instrumental chorus of “Kissing Strangers” was revealed on the voicemail. That was followed by the official single announcement earlier this week, when DNCE and Nicki posted photos from the set of the soon to be released music video.
The band recently shot a lyric video, featuring Doug The Pug, that will be released on April 20th. A special behind the scenes look including outtakes from that video can be viewed on the band’s official “Kissing Strangers” Splash Page.
“Kissing Strangers” releases today via all digital retailers and streaming services. The song’s pseudo video can be viewed below. For more information on DNCE, please visit www.dnce.com.
Formed in the summer of 2015, DNCE first introduced themselves to audiences worldwide with the release of "Cake By The Ocean," their now 3x certified platinum-selling breakout smash. Included on the group’s 2016 self-titled debut album [Republic Records], “Cake By The Ocean” entered the Top 10 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart and became a hit at Top 40 radio, where it went on to become one of the most played songs of the year. An international success, global consumption of the song is over 7 million adjusted singles, including nearly 550 million streams on Spotify worldwide. What's more, the companion music video has over 256 million views on VEVO.
Following up “Cake By The Ocean,” the sexy, gold-selling “Toothbrush” amassed over 68 million YouTube/VEVO views with an unforgettable music video starring supermodel Ashley Graham as well as achieving global consumption over 1 million. Moreover, it received widespread critical praise from the likes of Entertainment Weekly, People, and Rolling Stone. Their next release was for their sexy single “Body Moves” starring model Charlotte McKinney which has over 25 million views.
Cementing them as one of 2016’s breakout acts, the band took home the win for “Best PUSH Artist” at the 2016 MTV European Music Awards and “Best New Artist” at last year’s MTV Video Music Awards.
DNCE is frontman Joe Jonas, bassist & keyboardist Cole Whittle, guitarist JinJoo, and drummer Jack Lawless.
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