Previous to the discharge of their fourth studio LP, The Chainsmokers triumphantly tweeted “2016 is again.”
The declaration, although considerably ambiguous, loosely set the tone for what to anticipate from the prolific duo’s newest effort, So Far So Good. Harkening again to the period of the duo’s breakthrough Collage EP, we’re reminded of The Chainsmokers’ capability to succinctly craft expressive dance-pop with mainstream success. The declaration would seemingly seem like a transparent acknowledgment of what put the duo on prime, and their intentions to reclaim that mantle.
With So Far So Good out in full, the album is each bit as self-reflective, heartfelt, and nostalgic as we would hoped. From throwing warning to the wind and seizing the second on the summery “Riptide,” to the gloomy closing mea culpa, “Cyanide,” The Chainsmokers’ have an earworm for all of life’s moments.
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Likewise, on the manufacturing aspect, the duo hasn’t misplaced the Collage period degree of experimentation. Embracing new iterations of their signature future pop, melodic entice, and even vocoder-driven dance-pop, So Far So Good stays grounded in its distinct songwriting whereas exercising flexibility in its manufacturing. It is a steadiness that is more likely to really feel all too acquainted to followers of the duo, who regardless of rising a powerhouse over the previous couple of years, haven’t taken their foot off the breaks in traversing uncharted inventive lanes.
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