WALK THE MOON Says They’re a “Rock Band at Heart”

Image Courtesy of RCA Records"Shut Up and Dance," WALK THE MOON's breakout hit, started making waves at Alternative radio long before it became a gigantic pop hit. The single reached the top of Billboard's Alternative Songs chart in February, while it didn't reach its number-four peak on the Hot 100 until May. Even with the pop success of "Shut Up and Dance," frontman Nick Petricca says the band isn't suffering from an identity crisis.

"We're a rock band at heart," Petricca tells ABC Radio. "I think pop music just means music for the people, it just means music that anyone can get into."

In fact, Petricca is glad that "Shut Up and Dance" has been the go-to song to introduce people to WALK THE MOON, since he believes it expands on the kind of rock music the band played on their previous albums.

"I think 'Shut Up and Dance' carries the torch of the sort of ecstatic indie rock from the last record," he explains.

While he does consider WALK THE MOON to be a rock band, Petricca doesn't plan to stick to any genre's confines.

"I would love to be a rock band that takes our music as far as we can possibly take it," he tells ABC Radio.

WALK THE MOON is currently on tour in support of their latest album, TALKING IS HARD. The tour will stop at legendary rock venue Red Rocks Amphitheatre in Morrison, Colorado, on Thursday, August 6.

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