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Chainsmokers, Coldplay Meld Styles on New Song ‘Something Just Like This’

Electronic duo and Chris Martin mark live debut at BRIT Awards

Rolling Stone Feb 23, 2017
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The Chainsmokers and Coldplay fuse their respective styles on the new collaborative single “Something Just Like This,” four minutes of breezy EDM grooves and widescreen arena-pop hooks. 

Chris Martin sings about looking for an ordinary love ”“ not “somebody with some superhuman gifts/ some superhero, some fairy tale bliss” ”“ as frothy synth pads swell into a massive chorus. Throughout, the frontman showcases his vocal range, building from a low croon to a higher-octave yelp. Meanwhile, guitarist Jonny Buckland offers a signature, spiraling guitar solo at the track’s climax.

“Something Just Like This” will feature on the Chainsmokers’ debut LP, Memories: Do Not Open, out April 7th. In January, the duo released their first single of the year, “Paris,” which landed at Number Eight on the Billboard Top 40.

The group enlisted Chris Martin to mark the song’s live debut Wednesday at the BRIT Awards:

The Chainsmokers, who broke out with their 2014 single “#Selfie,” recently announced a North American tour launching April 13th in Miami. The trek stretches across the U.S., with a pair of Canadian stops, and closes June 10th in New York City.

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The group earned three top 10 hits throughout 2016, including “Closer,” which spent 12 total weeks at Number One. They also earned a trio of nominations at the 2017 Grammy Awards ”“ including a Best Dance Recording win for “Don’t Let Me Down.” 

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