Your best Jo Bro bae Joe Jonas is in a cool new band, DNCE, and they have a cool new single out called "Cake by the Ocean." It's very good and very catchy, even if Joe says the F-word and you probably weren't ready for that? (I know I wasn't.) The titular lyrics also doesn't make much sense, really, because who would take cake with them to the beach?! You'd get sand stuck all over the fondant, for example, and that would ruin everything.
But as it turns out, the song isn't supposed to be taken literally. Instead, "cake by the ocean" is a phrase that got lost in translation in the studio — "Working on the record, these Swedish producers that we were working with kept confusing 'sex on the beach' with 'cake by the ocean,' Joe told MTV. "Then, it became this kind of lyrically wacky song, and it kind of embodies the band. It's funky, it's fresh, I think it's something that people can dance to." Joe did not clarify whether "sex on the beach" was originally supposed to refer to the cocktail or, you know, actual sex on the beach (again, sand, yuck) but considering there's all sorts of lyrics about "licking frosting" and "living dangerously," it's probably the latter.
In conclusion, these words to live by as the song fades out: "Red velvet, vanilla, chocolate in my life. Confetti, I'm ready; I need it every night." Sexy inferences aside, this is the truth.