Just How Bad Is This Coldplay & Chainsmokers Collab? Let Me Tell You The Ways

Just How Bad Is This Coldplay & Chainsmokers Collab? Let Me Tell You The Ways
Just How Bad Is This Coldplay & Chainsmokers Collab? Let Me Tell You The Ways
I have defended for Coldplay for a long time. When they were chosen to headline the Super Bowl in 2016 (and later completely upstaged by Beyoncé), I vouched for them. When they toured in my city when I was in high school, I went. Twice!!!! I even think Chris Martin's "consciously uncoupling" stint with Gwyneth Paltrow is kind of endearing. But this. THIS! I can't get over this. It's unforgivable: Coldplay has just released a surprise collaboration with The Chainsmokers.

To a very small sliver of music-lovers is this exciting news, but to the rest of us, "Something Just Like This" is a reminder that just because two musicians meet at the Grammys doesn't mean they should collaborate.

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The song is very bad. Even I, self-proclaimed Coldplay devotee, will not stand for this Kidz Bop mash-up. First of all, it contains the most basic of EDM backtracks (which I think the group used in for their song "") paired with weird lyrics that sound like a kid's lullaby? It's like electronic music for babies? It doesn't mesh. I want something just NOT like this.
Before I go any further — do you even know who The Chainsmokers are? Have you maybe heard their song "?" Or "Closer"? Or "#Selfie"? It's okay if you don't. They're actually been nominated and won a slew of awards in the past year (including a Grammy for Best Dance Recording for "Don't Let Me Down"). Ah yes, now you know who they are.

So how did Drew Taggart and Alex Pall (their real names) get paired with one of the most-loved (and most-mocked) British pop groups of all time? Who even knows.

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