As the summer draws to a close, so does a season of eclectic, high-energy music encapsulated by a prolific pop music scene. Just because the summer is ending, however, doesn’t mean those songs should fall off your playlist. One track in particular, ‘Closer’ by The Chainsmokers, is worth keeping in one’s rotation. The dynamic track was one of the most infectious releases of the summer.
The Chainsmokers are an American DJ duo that consists of Andrew Taggart and Alex Pall. For this single, they collaborated with Ashley Frangipane, better known as Halsey , an electropop vocalist that has exploded into the music industry over the last year. Her vocal performance is complemented by Taggart’s, who provides the male vocals for the tune. ‘Closer’ was released on July 29 and has already gone twice platinum in the United States.
On release day, The Chainsmokers also released a lyric video for the single. Since its debut, that video has accumulated over three hundred million views. The love for ‘Closer’ extends to some critics as well, with Billboard citing the song as “an instant classic.” The song has hit number one in over a dozen markets as well, including the United States Billboard charts and the official United Kingdom charts.
Listen to Closer now!