After spending weeks teasing the track on various social media outlets, Alex Pall and Drew Taggart finally released “Paris” on Friday.
The latest from the “Closer” hitmakers is the first mainstream track they have dropped that does not feature another primary vocalist other than Taggart. Although you can hear uncredited female backing vocals, the 27-year-old is on his own this time as he reminisces on a romance that occurred in the French capital.
However, “Paris” has a much deeper meaning than simply being a city. Leading up to its release, The Chainsmokers tweeted out their own definition of the word. “Paris” is “a sentimental yearning for a reality that isn’t genuine” or “an irrecoverable condition for fantasy that evokes nostalgia or day dreams,” they shared.
The pair also debuted a lyric video to accompany their new electro-pop song, which stars model Alexis Ren.
Following what has been an incredibly successful year, The Chainsmokers landed Grammy nominations for Best New Artist, Best Pop Duo/Group Performance and Best Dance Recording. The annual award show will air next month.
“For any artist, the Grammys are the highest form of validation—win or lose. Just to be considered, to know that our peers [who] have a vote in this process thought [we were] worthy, [for] what we’ve done this past year … is just incredible,” Taggart gushed to Vegas Seven about their three nods.