After premiering it on Sirius BPM the other day, The Chainsmokers have released their brand new track, titled “Don’t Let Me Down.” Featuring the haunting vocals of 17-year-old singer Daya, the trap-inspired song is primed for radio play, as it’s got a progressive spin on it that lends itself to the a more mainstream audience while still retaining some definite trap elements.
A soft synth lead kicks things off as Daya’s voice takes the spotlight. From there, percussions, claps and hits all slowly build to a drop that falls squarely in trap territory with horns leading the way. Still, even with those sounds making their presence, “Don’t Let Me Down” is far from hard trap, as it’s got a more chill feeling than most songs in the genre, which makes for an interesting twist.
Overall, it’s an exciting departure for Alex and Drew given that their last few tracks have been more pop-y, and it’s great to see them continuing to experiment with different sounds and styles as they grow as artists.
Speaking to Run The Trap, the NYC-based duo had the following to say about their new song:
So we know we have released a couple tracks since Roses, of which we all love, but we would consider this as our follow up to Roses. We consider this to be our most complete track and just like Roses came together in one session for the most part. We wrote this track with the talented Emily Warren who you might recognize from DLMD and with Scott.
The trap sound is a custom sound we made using one of loupvcks soundpacks actually…haha shout out guys! And you can tell we were really feeling the XX vibes when did this and actually had JUST bought the electric guitar we used so we were really feeling it. On top of this all we were lucky enough to have Daya get involved who so talented and did an amazing job on the vocal! Just make sure you stick around till the 3rd drop!
Take a listen to “Don’t Let Me Down” via the video above and be sure to pick it up on iTunes if you’re digging it.