Walk the Moon is an American rock band formed and based in Cincinnati, Ohio. Lead singer Nicholas Petricca started the band in 2006, while a student at Kenyon College and went through several member changes before finally coming together with current members Kevin Ray, Sean Waugaman, and Eli Maiman in 2010.
The band’s name is derived from the song “Walking on the Moon” by The Police. The group independently released their debut studio album, I Want! I Want! in 2010.
In 2011, Walk the Moon signed with Mick Management. They signed to RCA Records and released their first major label studio album, their second overall, the self-titled Walk the Moon, in 2012. It is composed of many of their original tracks from I Want! I Want! as well as new tracks that were written specifically for the album and were meant to reflect the kind of energy the band produced in their live shows.
This is a song was released in their second studio album Talking Is Hard in 2014. It was written by the band members and songwriters Ben Berger and Ryan McMahon. The song is based on an experience frontman Nicholas Petricca had at a Los Angeles nightclub. His girlfriend invited him to dance, inspiring the title, which he envisioned as an anthem for letting go of frustration and to having fun.