The Chainsmokers‘ trip to the dark side continues with their brand new single, “You Owe Me“!
Much like their aggressive emo-pop anthem “Sick Boy” last month, now as part of a 2-sided single cleverly titled Sick Boy… You Owe Me, “You Owe Me” sees the Grammy Award-winning duo trading EDM bombast for palm-muted, pop-punk guitars on this a moody, alt-pop, and raw take on… fame and depression?
“You don’t know me/ Don’t you think that I get lonely?/ It gets dark inside my head/ Check my pulse and if I’m dead you owe me/ If you’re lonely/ Don’t you think you’re on your own/ When it gets dark inside your head/ Check my pulse and if I’m dead you owe me,” Andrew croons.
While “You Ow Me” isn’t any less emo-leaning than “Sick Boy,” it’s certainly a more Chainsmokers-esque return to form. It feels like a much more natrual transition than “Sick Boy” did with it’s sleek synth line and brief, swooping EDM explosion towards the end. I ain’t mad at it.
The duo has also released the official video for the track. Watch the video, directed by longtime collaborator Rory Kramer, below!