Of all the artists who had a major 2015, The Chainsmokers are probably the group we’re most excited about. Yes, Jack Ü and Major Lazor broke records and basically dominated everything, and Zedd had one of the greatest album promotional campaigns of all time, but The Chainsmokers have a really solid chance of becoming the real next big thing in 2016 and we’re stoked.
The next step in that process is their new tune with Daya and Emily Warren called “Don’t Let Me Down.” While they stuck their toes into trap on “Kanye,” this one is the first true plunge. Many comparisons are being made to The xx and Diplo, and I can totally see why – it has that soft and melodic guitar coupled with hard hitting trap elements.
The Chainsmokers call this their real follow-up to “Roses,” despite the fact that they’ve put out a couple tracks in the interim. Check it out below.
So we know we have released a couple tracks since Roses, of which we all love, but we would consider this as our follow up to Roses. We consider this to be our most complete track and just like Roses came together in one session for the most part. We wrote this track with the talented Emily Warren who you might recognize from DLMD and with Scott. The trap sound is a custom sound we made using one of loupvcks soundpacks actually…haha shout out guys! and you can tell we were really feeling the XX vibes when did this and actually had JUST bought the electric guitar we used so we were really feeling it. On top of this all we were lucky enough to have Daya get involved who so talented and did an amazing job on the vocal! Just make sure you stick around till the 3rd drop!
We also just want to say thanks for the ongoing support! We cant believe our 2015 and we know we took a couple months off from releasing music, but we spent it working on so much new stuff so we hope you are ready!
Note from us: We played this as our encore song on our friendzone tour so some of you may recognize it!
FUN REAL FACTS
1) We actually finished this song entirely and our laptop crashed and lost everything. We mean literally everything… so we had to remake the whole thing
2) Alex is the first person to Dab on fallon #dabonfallon
3) We both just moved to LA… its dope
4) Our videographer Sam Kolder has a 10 pack…its weird…
5) For every human on Earth there are 1.6 million ants.
6) The total weight of all those ants, however, is about the same as all the humans.
7) Drew is singing on our next single!