If I could help that person or somebody else get through a certain situation, then it’s all worth it.”As with “Cake by the Ocean,” the music video for “Toothbrush,” which stars model Ashley Graham as Jonas’s gorgeous girlfriend, adds another layer of appeal to the song and burnishes the band’s casual-cool image. “Cole was pretty mad at me—he didn’t even want to be around the filming process— because he was pretty jealous. Of course, there’s like 10 camera guys in a room with you when you’re lying on a bed, but she made it really funny and kept me laughing, which made it really comfortable.”’s annual Swimsuit Issue, also happens to be the very beautiful face of the body positivity movement.“We didn’t really think it would be as big of a talking point as it was,” says Jonas.“We were playing a show,” he recalls, “and the song [‘Almost’] was one I wrote about getting over a relationship, and it was a difficult song to put on the album, because it’s very personal.
“We’ve grown up together, and Nick is somebody that I can rely on, whether it’s in the middle of the night or the middle of the day – he’s consistently been there for me,” she says.
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“He was like, ‘You need to get this band together, do what you want to do, and just go have fun.’”Judging by DNCE’s first single, the freewheeling dance-pop confection “Cake by the Ocean,” Jonas and his bandmates—bassist and keyboardist Cole Whittle, guitarist Jin Joo Lee, and drummer Jack Lawless—took that decree dead seriously.
The music video, directed by the creative team Black Coffee and Jonas’s then-girlfriend, supermodel Gigi Hadid, takes the song at its word.
Someone in the crowd swipes through the dating app Bumble. The members of DNCE bounce around antically on a bandstand.
The entire enterprise is so self-aware and fluent in millennial culture that it practically defies criticism—it’s too in on the joke.
It’s not exactly teenaged stuff—and that was the point.
“We were encouraged, especially with ‘Cake by the Ocean,’ to write a song that has this funk-influenced pop, but lyrically to put a spin on it that’s not the norm.
Social-media influencer Josh Ostrovsky, aka the Fat Jew, makes a slow-mo, -style entrance looking like a gonzo sumo wrestler in tiny swim trunks, his ponytail sticking up from his head like an antenna.
He faces off against a bevy of models and proceeds to clobber one after the other with cake and frosting as he dodges their volleys, graceful as a dancer.