The Chainsmokers consistently have the funniest emails accompanying their new music, so it wasn’t surprising that the duo tied that wit to one of the songs. My first listen of new original single “Waterbed” elicited more than a few chuckles, but the track also shows their expanded musical palette. “Waterbed”‘s production is buoyant as well, a waterbed, with a slow build into machine-gun synth. Things get even more interesting at about the 2:30 mark, when euphoric keys and percussion rise with the sonic vocal effects.
As for The Chainsmokers’ penchant for song’s named after the featured artist, Alex and Drew said: “Well Waterbed wrote the top line for this and well given the hook it really didn’t make any sense to call it anything else, and its a cool name!”. On top of all that, the song seems tailor made for social experiments a la Diplo’s “Express Yourself” and The Chainsmokers encourage your own interpretation of the song on Twitter.
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