The Chainsmokers are releasing their first full album on the April 7, and it’s an exciting time to sample some of the songs they have uploaded on their VEVO. One of the tracks is the new Chainsmokers song “The One”. If you are an avid fan of the duo, you’ll be falling in love with the song in an instant.
Watch the “The One” by The Chainsmokers Lyrics Video Below:
The new Chainsmokers song, The One, sets off a different vibe than their previous hits. You kind of expect it to drop anytime before the song ends at 2:59, but it stays pretty steady all throughout the track. The beat is pretty mellow compared to their upbeat hits like Roses or How We Know, but this new Chainsmokers song does not disappoint me in any way.
It’s a fresh new sound from this duo, and I kind of get why other people seem to not have developed a liking to this new Chainsmokers song. It’s almost a slow as a ballad, and with an easy beat on the background that is very different from their usual loud EDMs drops. It is basically easier on the ears, too, but an EDM fan might think it’s too soft to lump it in the genre that the Chainsmokers are best known for.
I honestly don’t mind, though. The new Chainsmokers song The One is a much-needed variety to the group. It shows that they are capable of producing another type of track. They are DJ producers, after all, and their debut album is perfect for showcasing all their musical prowess. This new Chainsmokers song has an uncomplicated melody that makes me want to sway my body to the beat.
Can we also talk about the lyrics of this new Chainsmokers song? It’s very relatable, and the words are just so real they can hit home. It’s about falling out of love, but neither one wants to leave first. It’s sort of become a game already: who will give up first? The conflict lies on the fact that none of the two lovers wants to initiate the breakup because they likely do not want to be blamed for the broken relationship.
The chorus of the new Chainsmokers song perfectly describes a relationship that is on the brink of being destroyed. “Down and down we go/ we’ll torch this place we know/ before one of us takes a chance/ and breaks this. I won’t be the one/ no I won’t be the one.” The first person refuses to be “The One” to cut the ties. He or she would rather watch their relationship go to pieces in this line, “And we can play pretend/ like we haven’t reached the end yet”, it shows how passive the first person is. His or her plan is to wait until they would naturally fall apart. This new Chainsmokers song is thought provoking.
It goes to show that any relationship that does not work out in the end would have to break one way or another. The new Chainsmokers song shows that not everyone who gets together will stick it out until the end. It’s the natural order of things. Most people would have to go through failed relationships until they find the one that suits them.
If I haven’t listened to the lyrics, I would have thought this new Chainsmokers song would talk about finding the right person for you. Can I just say that I am beyond delighted that it’s not another love song, but another slap of reality for anyone who is in an unhappy relationship, or someone who has been in a recent breakup because of a falling out. This new Chainsmokers song is definitely perfect for them.
If you haven’t related to this new Chainsmokers song, and at the extreme is finding more alibis to hate it, well I guess we all just have to wait until their debut album is released to know whether the tracks are bound by a story or a theme that the duo cooked up. I’m guessing there is a connection with the new Chainsmoker song and the other tracks.
It does sound different, but The One is a fresh track with killer lyrics that anyone loving the Chainsmokers will not mind having this slow beat to their new album. It’s certainly a breath of fresh air.