New York City-based DJ/producers The Chainsmokers have been on a roll so far this summer, and they show no signs of slowing down. Following major support from the likes of Tiësto, the duo have sought to make further waves with their latest release, “Waterbed.”
For this track, they teamed up with indie duo Waterbed on “Waterbed” (sound familiar?), yielding a chill trap anthem replete with 808 drum rolls and sparkly future bass synth work characteristic of their recent sound. A bouncy drop is accompanied by the lyric “Make your ass shake like a waterbed” in a synthesis that injects some serious danceability into the track while somehow not making us roll our eyes.
“Why is the name the same as the featured artists?” the boys echoed of the question they’ve undoubtedly been asked countless times. “Well, Waterbed wrote the top line for this and well given the hook it really didn’t make any sense to call it anything else – and its a cool name!”
The Chainsmokers have also announced a contest to accompany the release: Whoever uploads the best video of themselves shaking their ass to “Waterbed” will be responsible for the official dance of the track (a la “The Harlem Shake”), and will receive an as-yet-unannounced prize.
Whether it includes a link to a video of you shaking your ass or not, we’d like to know what you think of “Waterbed” by The Chainsmokers, so be sure to sound off below!