The Chainsmokers & Coldplay - Something Just Like This

Song Review

The Chainsmokers & Coldplay - "Something Just Like This"
Written by: Abbey

Two unlikely but revolutionary musical groups have come together in the most cohesive way imaginable. If you were to take the blissful vocals and musicianship of Coldplay and the smooth transition of beats of The Chainsmokers, it would definitely go a little something like this.

“Something Just Like This” was released today in anticipation for The Chainsmokers’ upcoming album “Memories...Do Not Open” due out April 7th. The album includes “Something Just Like This” and recent release “Paris” and 10 other brand new songs!

The song opens up with soft beats and the strumming of a light electric guitar and is joined just seconds later by the soothing vocals of the ever-talented Chris Martin. His ability to truly show off his range and bring out the unwavering and sexy bass while smoothly vocalizing back to his mid-high range is absolutely breathtaking and will take you away to a vocal paradise. Underlying the vocals is a simplistic chord progression of synth which turns into the signature bass drop and high energy sound that The Chainsmokers are able to deliver every time, very reminiscent of their hit “Closer”.

What really knocked this song out of the park, was the lyrical content and their significance. As opposed to a party anthem or a song following mainstream cultures and ideas, “Something Just Like This” holds a delicacy that hasn’t quite been touched by The Chainsmokers yet. The lyrics tell a story of a man reading stories of superheroes and gods and their powers, obviously longing for them to provide for, impress, or protect the woman he adores. He reflects on how he isn’t that kind of person, not strong and unwavering, but rather normal. She assures him that all she wants is him, not a superhero or someone with superpowers. She just wants someone to hold, and kiss, and miss when they aren’t around.

Overall, this was not the typical song you’d expect to hear from The Chainsmokers but it’s definitely a pleasant surprise. “Something Just Like This” is the perfect combination of a soft rock and electronic hit that will be sure to top the charts in no time. Be sure to stay on the lookout for “Memories...Do Not Open” due out on April 7th! Pre-orders are available now at!

Posted on February 22, 2017 .