There's No Quitting Now: The Chainsmokers to Release Debut Album
Rather than continue to offer us a single cigarette at a time, The Chainsmokers—their own brand of dance music nicotine—are prepared to give us a pack.
With their most recent single, “Paris,” resting at a comfortable #7 on Billboard’s Hot 100, and the previously released “Closer” recently breaking a record for the “longest run within the top 10 for any song that has debuted there” according to Forbes, The Chainsmokers have steadily controlled the charts via singles. Well beyond the threshold of mere musical success, Chainsmokers constituents Andrew Taggart and Alex Pall appear cognizant that their consistent achievement through singles will translate to achievement through a larger project, namely the production of their debut studio album.
In a 2016 interview with Teen Vogue magazine, The Chainsmokers stated that the release of their debut album would ultimately be the decision of their fans, putting a certain amount of responsibility on Chainsmokers enthusiasts who would have to lobby for an EP. Chainsmokers fans have campaigned accordingly, fervently expressing praise for “Paris,” “Closer,” and “Don’t Let Me Down,” among other Chainsmokers branded releases.
That praise and its larger desire—an album—has not fallen on deaf ears. A picture posted on The Chainsmokers’ Twitter and Instagram accounts compiles various fans’ tweets requesting an album, punctuated by the photo’s centerfold: a snippet of a new headline that reads “The Chainsmokers Say Their Debut Album Release Is “Up To Our Fans.” With a simple caption— “Chainsmokers album?” —Taggart and Pall clearly convey that they are prepared to progress to their next musical milestone, the release of their official debut album.
A move that will more sharply define The Chainsmokers as a DJ/production duo, the debut album will further identify the style of The Chainsmokers, a style that appears to be known, yet The Chainsmokers, ever with tricks up their sleeves, will undoubtedly wow listeners with unexpected elements on a record.
Another tweet on The Chainsmokers’ Twitter account states “Tomorrow we got some big news for y’all! Think a lot of you will be happy!” The news to which the tweet alludes is likely foreshadowed by the earlier Twitter/Instagram album post, and assumingly so, we wait with eager ears.