People who first heard of The Chainsmokers thanks to the virality of the track that was “#Selfie”, myself included, were quick to judge them as a hokey duo with relatively little production experience. The big room track sounded like so many others except for the extremely catchy and somewhat controversial vocal samples, which absolutely catapulted the duo to stardom.
For more than a year before, the duo had been making popular remixes. But what many people didn’t know, at least until today, was that they had another original ready for release after “#Selfie” and even before “Kanye” that they never got around to because of how big that track became.
The funny part is then ‘#Selfie’ blew up right after and everything went nuts and the song got put on hold while all the craziness was happening which was kind of a bummer because we would have loved to release it during all the chaos to let people know that ‘#Selfie’ was our humor but wasn’t our music style.
“Let You Go” is a collaboration with the vocalist from Great Good Fine Ok who has “this incredible falsetto voice that was mesmerizing.” It’s a peaceful and upbeat progressive house tune with some pretty basic chords and a rather bland bassline. The vocals provide a nice hook to keep listeners interested from start to finish, but the instrumental would lack any real replay value.
After the dust settled we finished it up and updated some of the sounds and now finally here we are ready to release it. Honestly, the whole sentiment of the song really captures the spirit of our love for strong indie vocals and the good vibes of progressive house which we based a lot of our earlier work on. So while the interesting fact is that it’s really our first original song we ever made, it still feels very current and relevant to us and we are excited to release it, as our goal has been to collaborate with really talented up and coming artists. Wait till you see the video that may or may not involve a threesome!
Seems like the guys are still just as wild as ever. Listen to the track below.