It had been rumored for months that The Chainsmokers cooked something up in the studio with Coldplay. Now, following a surprise performance during today’s (February 22) 2017 BRIT Awards, the duo have released the full studio version of their much-teased collaboration!
Much like their previous singles, “Something Just Like This” sees the hit-making duo – Drew Taggart and Alex Pall – pairing their signature, delicate synth builds and future-bass production stylings with an infectious vocal top-line. Only this time around, it’s from a genuine superstar like Chris Martin as opposed to the newcomers we mostly see them pair themselves with.
“She said “Where’d you wanna go?/ How much you wanna risk?/ I’m not looking for somebody/ With some superhuman gifts/ Some superhero/ Some fairytale bliss/ Just something I can turn to/ Somebody I can miss,” Chris croons before they seal the deal with a “Roses“/”Closer“-like post-chorus drop. “I want something just like this/ I want something just like this.”
It’s far from being new territory for both The Chainsmokers or Coldplay (see the Avicii-produced “A Sky Full Of Stars“), but “Something Just Like This” indeed works and should only continue to aid their dominance on pop radio. What do you guys think?