Hitmakers: The songwriting secrets behind Shut Up And Dance

James Hanley

The irresistably catchy Shut Up And Dance rocketed Walk The Moon into the big leagues around the world. Here, the Ohio quartet’s lead singer Nicholas Petricca reveals all about a track that was born on the dancefloor...

It was 2013 or ’14 and we were coming off our first big year of touring. We’d been indie for years, but we’d just finished our first proper tour as a signed band and were frantically writing as many songs as we could.


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