UPDATE // FEBRUARY 22:
The song is out! Chris Martin sings about wanting the simples things in love. “Just something I can turn to, somebody I can kiss. I want something just like this,” he croons over The Chainsmokers signature electro-synths which eventually morph into the inevitable drop. “I’m not looking for somebody with some superhuman gift, some superhero, some fairytale bliss.”
Alex and Paul explain to BreatheHeavy.com how the song came about. “Well to give a little background we had heard through the grapevine that Coldplay listened to our music sometimes before they went on stage. So we reached out with the big old question mark about potentially working together. To say we were in shock when they said they would love to would be an understatement. So about 3 months ago we went into the studio and on the first day came up with what is now this song. Obviously it took some tinkering and stuff but working with Coldplay was incredible, Chris and the band are such visionaries and they bring the same warmth in their music as they did to to this project.”
They continued: “So we kept this a secret for 3 months and the plan was always to premiere the song with them at the Brits in London as a total surprise and release the song online at the same time. When we talked about this plan it seemed so ridiculous I think drew and myself both half heartedly believed it, but here we are mission accomplished!”
They also performed it at the BRIT Awards:
EARLIER // FEBRUARY 22:
Good one, Spotify.
The Chainsmokers are bonafide recording artists now. They EDM duo went from party boys to Grammy Award winning DJs in a year and some change, spending more time at No. 1 on the Hot 100 throughout 2016 than not. Anything they touch turns to gold, and it’s caught the attention from some of music’s most influential. In the last several months, they’ve linked up with U2’s Bono, OneRepublic frontman Ryan Tedder and Coldplay’s Chris Martin. The latter has a song together “Something Just Like This” and should drop soon. We know this because Spotify mistakenly posted a banner with their names next to the legendary band and it linked to The Chainsmokers’ profile page. It was swiftly removed, but alas the Internet is forever.
NEWS: The Chainsmokers and Coldplay to release new song 'Something Just Like This' imminently on all streaming services [Spotify] pic.twitter.com/H17Q4T2mXd
— Atlas Project (@ColdplayAtlas) February 22, 2017
Here are a couple of videos from their studio session back in September, which Alex Pall said produced “one of the dopest songs we’ve ever written.”