Numb Tongues, the Canadian pop-funk group has delivered the ultimate mix of energy and groove in their newest single, “Dance”.
The band consists of lead singer, lyricist, and co-founding member Jonah Grinberg, Tristan Lipton with charming technical prowess on the guitar, and bassist Max Wilson who has mastered the art of monster-truck-sized slaps, and the chaotic, beastly styles of drummer and co-founder Corey Ryan.
Eventually, they settled on the beat you hear in “Dance,” and got to work conceptualizing the project. They reached out to their friend, Montreal-based singer/songwriter Alexandra Willett, to sing the hook while adding some go-go style ad-libs — inspired by one of the Numb Tongues’ favorite bands, Talking Heads.
From there the group secured Patrick Smith and Kyle Windjack to feature on the horns and Matt Snell for mixing; Snell has worked on projects for Dua Lipa and you can feel that liveliness here as well. Kristian Montano completed the master, adding the final touches to the finessed version of “Dance” we hear today.
“We want to make music that has a hard-edge funk sound and gets people to break out of their shells to have a good time — because that’s what life is all about,” the band shares. “That is what ‘Dance’ represents to us, and this is the kind of music we see ourselves expanding on going forward.”
“Dance” is a celebration of dance and partying, something there has been a dramatic lack of since COVID-19 shook the world. The spirit that flows through Lipton’s guitar when paired with Max Wilson’s powerful bass cadences creates an air of movement that is hard to ignore. The Justin Timberlake-inspired vocals that Grinberg can harness deliver the perfect amount of youthful spunk into the overall production. Tie in the trumpets and absolutely mad background rhythm section and you’re left with that will have you smiling, celebrating life, and dancing like no one’s watching you.
I’m Jenna, and I am the founder and editor of Canadian Beats. I have had a strong love for Canadian music, which started many years ago. I have a passion for promoting these talented Canadian bands and artists, and that’s how Canadian Beats came to be. I am so proud of what it has become over the last few years, with many talented music lovers and writers coming together to spread the word of Canada’s music.