The Chainsmokers’ ‘High’ is This Week’s Favorite New Music

“High”, The Chainsmokers’ brand-new song is on the top in this week’s new music poll. The fans have voted for this song in a poll that was on Billboard. The duo’s pop-punk and synth-driven track is everyone’s favourite now. 

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The song is the first single of The Chainsmokers’ in two years. The song got 39% of the vote, beat out new music by Charli XCX and Rina Sawayama’s “Beg for You”, Anitta’s “Boys Don’t Cry”, Ella Mai’s “DFMU”, Sebastian Yatra’ Dharma and many others.

The song arrived on Friday after a few weeks of hype for the return of the Chainsmokers, who’ve been on hiatus since wrapping up their World War Joy tour in late 2019. 

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“High” is hooky, upbeat jam with a pop-punk edge and lyrics about the trials and tribulations of love, with vocals from the duo’s Drew Taggart and a shimmery synth finish. It is the lead single from the group’s fourth album. 

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Placing second on the past week’s tally with 26% of the vote was Charli XCX and Sawayama’s new collaboration “Beg for You.” The dance-pop track recalls 2000s house music and sees the stars pleading for a distant lover’s attention. It provides another look at what fans can expect from Charli’s forthcoming album, Crash, in addition to previous singles “Good Ones” and “New Shapes.”

—-Apeksha Priya