The Chainsmokers have returned to release their new single “High” today, after a two-year hiatus from touring and releasing music. The song, co-written and co-produced with Whethan, ushers in a new musical era for the band and sets the stage for their upcoming fourth full-length album. The official music video for the song debuted today as well, and it follows the guys to death-defying heights as Drew chases his unattainable significant other through several surreal scenarios, and it depicts navigating through a world where love is always fleeting.
“The song perfectly captures the spirit of today’s relationships, the lengths we will go for someone we love, and the lies we tell ourselves to continue on unhappily,” the band says of the single. However, beneath these dark and often divisive lyrics lies a celebratory production, because we all know that at the end of the day, we never listen to advice, we do what feels right for us, and we keep telling ourselves it will be different this time.”
The Chainsmokers will perform “High” live for the first time at SoFi Stadium in Inglewood, CA, during the Los Angeles Rams vs. San Francisco 49ers NFC Championship Game Halftime Show Presented by Audi on Sunday. The game will be broadcast on FOX and will begin at 3:30 p.m. PT / 6:30 p.m. ET.
Listen to “High” below.