The Chainsmokers Paris
The Chainsmokers – Paris – Single [iTunes Plus AAC M4A] (2016)
The Chainsmokers – Paris (Original Mix)
With the Grammys a month away, The Chainsmokers, who are nominated for an impressive three awards, continue their streak as hitmakers, delivering a new single that is sure to carry us through any possible mid-January winter blues. While promoting their new track, “Paris,” the DJ duo offered their own interpretation of the song’s title, sharing two definitions that hold a different meaning than solely doubling as the beloved capital of France, detailing “Paris” may also refer to “1: a sentimental yearning for a reality that isn’t genuine,” and “2: an irrecoverable condition for fantasy that evokes nostalgia or day dreams.” Although their proposed definition fits the song’s blissed-out dreamy feel, part of the chorus is open to another interpretation, offering solidarity to the citizens of Paris who just over a year ago experienced a terrorist attack, with the line, “If we go down, we go down together.” Their new single sticks to their signature sound, recruiting a female vocalist to both strengthen and soften their track before it builds into a series of guitar riffs and gentle, melodic production. With “Paris” the Chainsmokers have once again found success balancing infectious minimalism with catchy lyrics, leaving audiences with no choice but to sing along and get lost on cobblestone sidewalks under dimly lit street lamps in one of the world’s most romantic and mysterious cities.