Fans are probably most familiar with DJ/producers The Chainsmokers thanks to their viral-ready song “#Selfie,” but they’ve been making music for quite a long time.
“This is a song we actually started before #Selfie,” The Chainsmokers tell Billboard about their new song “Let You Go.” “Great Good Fine Ok was a band we had just discovered in 2013 and were really into, as Jon, the singer, has this incredible falsetto voice that was mesmerizing. We reached out about doing a song together and they were really into the idea and within weeks we had a finished vocal. The funny part is then ‘#Selfie’ blew up right after and everything went nuts and the song got put on hold while all the craziness was happening which was kind of a bummer because we would have loved to release it during all the chaos to let people know that ‘#Selfie’ was our humor but wasn’t our music style.
“After the dust settled we finished it up and updated some of the sounds and now finally here we are ready to release it. Honestly, the whole sentiment of the song really captures the spirit of our love for strong indie vocals and the good vibes of progressive house which we based a lot of our earlier work on. So while the interesting fact is that it’s really our first original song we ever made, it still feels very current and relevant to us and we are excited to release it, as our goal has been to collaborate with really talented up and coming artists. Wait till you see the video that may or may not involve a threesome!”
Exclusively listen to “Let You Go” below.