The Chainsmokers Get 2017 Off To A Strong Start With New Single "Paris"
The Chainsmokers are back today to drop their first single of the year with "Paris." The duo's latest outing serves as the follow up to their smash hit "Closer," which dominated last year with a record twelve weeks atop Billboard's Hot 100, and with the new release they're prepped to keep the hot streak going into 2017.
Andrew Taggart reprises his role as vocalist on "Paris," offering up some seriously infectious hooks along the way. The production arrives with an organic quality that serves the vocal contributions well, with minimal drum loops and pastoral guitar strums that fill the background. "Paris" reaches its peak with a stunning coda as cascading synths and layered harmonies bring the song to a close.
Alongside the new single, The Chainsmokers have teamed up with frequent collaborator Rory Kramer to direct a lyric video for "Paris." Shot on location in Mexico, the clip stars Instagram model Alexis Ren and leads with a vintage film aesthetic that echoes the Polaroid nostalgia of the lyrics.
A far cry from earlier efforts like "#SELFIE," The Chainsmokers' latest single sees them fully embracing the radio friendly sound that brought "Roses," "Don't Let Me Down" and "Closer" to prominence, while further downplaying their dance music roots. There's no denying that the boys have come into their own with a fully matured yet instantly recognizable style, and all signs point to another major year for the hitmakers.
Listen to "Paris" below.
Connor Jones is a writer and music fan based in Portland, Oregon.