Joe Jonas returns to music with new band DNCE

LONDON (REUTERS) - Joe Jonas, former lead singer of the Jonas Brothers, is back with new band DNCE, whose adult lyrics and funk-pop tunes are a far cry from his teen boy band days in the Disney Channel pop rock trio.

DNCE is made up of Jonas as lead singer, guitarist JinJoo Lee, bassist and keyboardist Cole Whittle and drummer Jack Lawless, all of whom worked with the Jonas Brothers.

In an interview with the band, Jonas said that the sound was new to the foursome.

They agreed on a funk, dance and rock sound. DNCE's debut single, Cake By The Ocean, reached No. 9 in the Billboard Hot 100 chart and the band is now working on an album.

"It's romantic, it's fun, it's messy, it's party, it's sexual, it's Animal House the band," Whittle said, referring to the comedy film.

The Jonas Brothers, made up of Kevin, Joe and Nick, formed in 2005 and quickly rose to fame with their upbeat pop rock songs. They split in 2013.

Nick has since launched a solo career and stars in the drama Goat, which screened at Berlin's film festival last month.

Joe remarked that it was difficult to reinvent oneself and come back with new music - so both he and his brother feel proud.

Asked if a potential Jonas Brothers reunion may be on the cards, he said: "I think if the time found itself in a creative way, maybe."