The Chainsmokers Test New Single, "Paris," on LACC Crowd
The famed “city of lights” emerges as the setting of the next single expected from chart smashing duo, The Chainsmokers, and it’s safe to say that “oui” here at Crust Nation are already big fans of the track, despite its unreleased status.
Chainsmokers constituents, Alex Pall and Andrew Taggart treated their “Pack” of fans to an exclusive preview of the highly anticipated new track at their December 30, 2016 show at the Los Angeles Convention Center. Although the lyrics to the single have already infiltrated lyric websites all over the Internet, where the song’s chorus of “if we go down, then we go down together” is set to dethrone the chorus of 2016 hit, “Closer”—the Halsey vocalized “we ain’t ever getting older”—in terms of popularity, the new Chainsmokers tune continues to maintain a semblance of mystery. The song’s title has yet to be officially announced, but will most likely go by the name of “Paris,” due to the location in which the single is lyrically set.
Title aside however, the song’s primary source of mystery originates in the source of the vocals that come later in the track. The female voice has been rumored to belong to Selena Gomez—a suspicion partly supported by The Chainsmokers’ recent following of the singer on Instagram. The vocals have likewise been unofficially attributed to French singer and contestant on the French edition of “The Voice,” Louane. Pall and Taggart appeared to debunk the Gomez theory via their August 31, 2016 tweet that appears below. The brothers long teased fans of the new song to come on Twitter, making their August 31st comment a likely reference to “Paris.”
The Chainsmokers have notably been tweeting lyrics from "Paris" for quite some time:
A video taken by a fan at the December 30th LACC show appears below. Note that the original poster credits the vocals to Louane, while this remains unconfirmed. What is confirmed? We're already in "Louvre" with "Paris."