American dance duo, Drew Taggart and Alex Pall, better known by their stage name, The Chainsmokers have just unveiled a new single alongside iconic British band, Coldplay, titled ‘Something Just Like This’.
The song was released alongside a pre-order of their debut album (selected countries only) titled ‘Memories…Do Not Open’ and was basically premiered for the first time at the BRIT Awards where Coldplay and The Chainsmokers performed together for the first time with the track.
The song was officially released on digital retailers and streaming services, as well as that pre-order for their album on the 23rd of February.
So when I heard that The Chainsmokers and Coldplay were releasing a song together, I honestly thought that it would be pretty awful. I thought that they are literally only releasing a song together to help each other out in the charts. How wrong I was.
This song, despite how much I actually dislike The Chainsmokers, is actually very good. Now, it does have a similar sound to other songs that The Chainsmokers have put out in terms of production and stuff, but this one is also very different. It has more of a raw sound, and I honestly believe that part comes from Coldplay.
Coldplay are obviously music icons. They’ve been around for a while, and any album or song that they put out is magical, they just have this touch. They definitely brought that to this song. Even though it was probably Coldplay who brought that magic and rawness to the song, The Chainsmokers definitely did deliver in terms of a single, and the drop to the song. It doesn’t sound like the regular recycled stuff that they put out. This is undoubtedly their best single thus far.
Rate /10: 8
Is it worth buying? Yes
#1? Possibly. They have a huge battle between Ed Sheeran’s tracks, but it does have a big chance.