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Joe Jonas has less pressure in DNCE

Joe Jonas has less pressure in DNCE

Joe Jonas prefers making music with his friends than his brothers.

The former Jonas Brothers singer admits he feels less "pressure" being a member of DNCE alongside pals JinLoo Lee, Jack Lawless and Cole Whittle, as working with his siblings Kevin and Nick was often very "crazy", and he thinks he can be more honest with his pals.

However, the 27-year-old singer also admitted getting older is also a factor in making the recording process easier.

He said: "I think it really helps [being with friends] - not having to sugar-coat anything. We've all be in situations before where the smallest creative criticism can turn into a huge fight. We're honest with each other and we can communicate in the right way.

"We're lucky to have each other and just get it. We all support it and together want to make it the best that it can be.

"I mean, I did it with my family - that alone is enough to make it explode. Then you add working together and performing together on top of that and it's like even crazier. We're honest.

"There's less pressure [with friends], but where I'm at in my life helps too. I'm older, I make my own decisions.

"I don't have to think 'Oh my parents are in the room, can I say the word f**k in this song?' It feels good to do it this way."

The group released their first single, 'Cake By The Ocean', last year and in the lead up to bringing their music to the public's attention, they had kept the band a "ninja secret" so preconceptions about the members didn't influence their popularity.

Cole told TMRW magazine: "Strategically, we kept the band like a ninja secret at the beginning.

"Nobody said anything. Nobody said anything about anything. No one knew Joe was working on anything. No one knew anything at all.

"It was amazing at the beginning, seeing people like 'oh DNCE, that crazy new band with the cake song!', and then people realising it was Joe, or me, or any of us.

"I think right now we've reached a cool medium where everyone's at peace with who we are. DNCE's a new thing that's not gonna go anywhere anytime soon."

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