‘Closer’ was a cultural phenomenon. That sentence may have made you uncomfortable. Most likely because the song reached so far and wide in 2016 and 2017 that it seemed inescapable. It broke records, impacted popular music forever, and helped shape the musical taste of an entire generation. Seem like a bold string of statements? Well whether you agree or not, the numbers are there and it is entirely accurate.
‘Closer’ was a powerhouse of a song. Incredible, and unforgettable vocals by the otherworldly vocals and a clean production that was easy for EDM newcomers to fall in love with a new genre of music. ‘Closer’ was accessible by all audiences and catchy as hell. July 29th, 2016 marks the date when ‘Closer’ was released. It seems like it has been out for 5 years now with the amount radio stations have played it. After holding the top spot on the Billboard charts for longer than any other track in history, ‘Closer’ eventually fell. While it still receives radio spins around the world daily, the reign of ‘Closer’ has come to a close. Now The Chainsmokers have made it clear that they have their eyes set on the top spot again.
Recently The Chainsmokers dropped hints that new music would be released before the end of the year. Now they are hyping fans up even more. Will there new music hit the same level of organic virility? Only time will tell.