“It’s not even summer, why does the DJ keep on playing Summertime Sadness?”
The Chainsmokers have just released their first original track, #SELFIE, under Steve Aoki’s Dim Mak Records.
Hearing the track for the first time, you may find it a little ridiculous, prominently with its sassy female vocal sample overlay. “Is this really a song?” Yes…
#SELFIE, initially created as a joke one night among friends to promote a show, was meant to poke fun at the incessant amount of selfies taken and posted online these days, predominantly by females on their way out to the club. Much to The Chainsmokers
‘ surprise, the response to the song was outrageous; it’s ridiculousness had become instantly infectious among many. Embracing the hilarity of the song, The Chainsmokers
pushed for an official label release. #SELFIE is now out on Dim Mak Records.The music video shows a combination of all sorts of #Selfies, from fan submissions to shoots they did with models and #Selfies they got “from all walks of life and personalities”
. The video also features the familiar faces of 3LAU, Adventure Club, A-Trak, Darth Vader, David Hasselhoff, Far East Movement, Ian Somerhalder (Vampire Diaries), Snoop Dogg, Steve Aoki, Waka Flocka. They said to have received an overflowing amount of #Selfie submissions for the video, but to avoid giving people seizures, well, they could only fit so many…A little like that “What Does The Fox Say” song by Ylvis
, a similar parody of the excesses and absurdities of today’s pop culture, #SELFIE has quickly grown into a dance hit you can’t help but mouth along to. It’s catchy, it’s funny, it could grow on you like it kind of grew on us.The joke song that made it on the charts currently sits among the TOP #10 on Beatport, and #1 on HypeM as of last week. In addition to its positive response, it has seen the support from Tiesto, Pete Tong, Nicky Romero, Steve Aoki and Nervo.
Check out Alex and Drew of The Chainsmokers on their #SELFIEtour:
Don’t forget to read our HILARIOUS personal interview with the duo of The Chainsmokers
in Issue 16,
out Monday, February 24th! HERE
*For those of you who don’t know how to take a selfie, check out the video below (Eh… semi-NSFW):