"We were staying in Paris to get away from your parents."
Everything The Chainsmokers touch turns to gold. They dominated the Hot 100 for most of 2016 with "Don't Let Me Down" featuring Daya and even more so with "Closer" featuring Halsey, and they've just used their Midas touch on another: French singer Louane, a contestant of season 2013 of "The Voice," who stars alongside the duo on their new song "Paris."
Drew Taggart's robotized vocals zip along the track, which features a brooding piano melody, electric guitar and a building synth background crafted with Alex Pall.
"If we go down then we go down together / They'll say you could do anything /hey'll say that I was clever," they sing. "Let's show them we are better."
The duo tell BreatheHeavy.com of their song:
The song is actually about something very personal. Its about a friend of ours who struggled with a serious addiction and over the course of this lived in this fantasy world with his GF thinking life was great and they were just down for each other thinking they were living in this wonderful day dream of a life but in reality their lives were falling apart as well as the people around them. But the song in a more general sense is about those times when you are one place in one situation but imagine you are somewhere else. Like those times you were laying in bed staring at the ceiling dreaming up a different situation.
We both went to college and might as well put those degrees to use a bit, so we dug deep into our english classes and put this definition of what the song means:
Paris - A sentimental yearning for a reality that isn't genuine. 2: An irrecoverable condition for fantasy that evokes nostalgia or day dreams.
So as you can see its a very special song for us. Drew even shows off a little rap flow in the second verse if ya check it...
We really hope you enjoy it and share it and appreciate as always your time! We look forward to making 2017 even more incredible and continue to surprise you guys with new music from ya boyz!
The EDM pair alerted fans of their collaboration with Louane back in September. "Hot damn @louane this is some 🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥 can't wait to wrap this up"
Hot damn @louane this is some 🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥 can't wait to wrap this up
— THE CHAINSMOKERS (@TheChainsmokers) August 31, 2016
in this session with @louane and gotta say this girl is a super human! literally chills...
— THE CHAINSMOKERS (@TheChainsmokers) September 28, 2016
Listen to their new tune and watch the accompanying lyric video below: