When it comes to creating a winning formula for mainstream hits, The Chainsmokers have certainly mastered the art. Ever since breaking out onto the scene with their infamous 2013 single “#SELFIE,” they’ve been nothing but consistent, most recently scoring the #1 spot in the Billboard Hot 100 with their inescapable smash “Closer” alongside Halsey – which is the longest leading Billboard Hot 100 #1 of the year. Yupp..
This week, the guys – Andrew Taggart and Alex Pall – wrap up their fantastic year with the release of the Collage EP. The mini-collection features the duo’s hit song “Don’t Let Me Down” with Daya, previously released tracks “Inside Out” feat. Charlee and “All We Know” feat. Phoebe Ryan, plus a brand new track: “Setting Fires” featuring Los Angeles-based brother-sister duo XYLØ.
The track is another winning display of The Chainsmokers laying down a simple yet satisfying chord progression with relatable, radio-friendly lyrics and a instantly favorable hook. It’s a winning formula undoubtedly, but executed perfectly with the help of XYLØ, which if anything makes it more alluring than your standard pop fare. WIN!