Women in Music 2016

The Chainsmokers Show Softer Side on Entrancing Ballad 'Inside Out' Feat. Charlee

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Alex Pall and Andrew Taggart of The Chainsmokers perform onstage during the 2016 MTV Woodies/10 For 16 on March 16, 2016 in Austin, Texas.

Months before the dizzying chart climb of hit single, "Roses," The Chainsmokers' Drew Taggart shared an assortment of unreleased material with this writer in a late-night studio session last Sept.

While current steam-gaining single, "Don't Let Me Down," (No. 31 on the Hot 100 this week) impressed, it was an infectiously smooth ballad that stood out.

Listen to The Chainsmokers' New Single, 'Don't Let Me Down' Feat. Daya

Seven months later, The Chainsmokers have released "Inside Out," showcasing their stylistic versatility and extending an ambitious monthly release streak.

While "Don't Let Me Down" provided the natural radio-ready follow-up punch to "Roses," the New York duo signal a welcome shift with this softer-edged song, which features Swedish crooner Charlee and arresting artwork by James Zwadlo (Zola) and Chris Levitt.

The Chainsmokers are currently touring Australia and will make their Coachella debut later this month in Indio, Calif.