And then there were two. Since announcing Danity Kane‘s demise, former band members Aubrey O’Day and Shannon Bex have been teasing a return of some sorts. Welp. Over the weekend, the girls announced that they’re are ditching the girl group model and relaunching as a duo named, Dumblonde!
“Dumblonde is an independent alternative Dance/Pop duo created by singer/songwriters Aubrey O’Day and Shannon Bex formerly of the multi-platinum, international, chart topping female group Danity Kane,” the two explain themselves via their official website. “The girls were discovered on the hit MTV show Making the Band, and grew to be noted in the Guinness Book of World Records for being the only girl group to have two number one consecutive albums on Billboard. In their ten years sharing the stage these two formed an unbreakable bond while touring the world with many artists, including opening for the Black Eyed Peas, Backstreet Boys, and Christina Aguilera. Their indie pop debut has strong dance and alternative influences reminiscent of acts like The Ting Tings, and La Roux. The combination of their iconic blonde appeal, transcendent harmonies and powerful stage presence is a style unique only to Dumblonde.”
Dumblonde made their first public appearance at the 2015 iHeartRadio Music Awards over the weekend and announced that a EP and a set of music videos is set to drop sometime in April. While the idea seems a bit ridiculous at this point, I’d be lying if I said I wasn’t intrigued by the whole Dumblonde concept. They already know that you aren’t going to take them seriously. Here’s hoping they prove us all wrong.