The Chainsmokers have ditched pop for the meantime in favor of dishing out a hard-hitting electronic collaboration with NGHTMRE. They’re calling it “Save Yourself.” And while the track may be more NGHTMRE reminiscent than anything else, it definitively marks the New York duo’s heaviest and most assaulting release to date.

Arriving as the sixth track of The Chainsmoker’s Sick Boy EP, out on Disruptor Records/Columbia, the track ventures into unadulterated trap territory complete with crumbling basslines, tearing drum kicks, volatile build-up, and assaulting drops. The track of course features the vocals of Drew Taggart, who manages to lay down lyrics that makes the track retain it’s melodic, catchy appeal.

The Chainsmokers spoke about the track’s official release as a short homecoming and getting back to their dance music roots:

“We are really excited about this tune. Tyler (NGHTMRE) has been a good friend of ours for sometime and we always talked about how great it would be to work together on a song. We have always been a huge fan of his style of producing and thought that if we came together on a song we could make something really unique and badass, and the idea of making something really gnarly was very appealing… We come from the dance world, those are our roots and we are really excited to release a song that is deeply rooted in that with NGHTMRE.”

“Save Yourself” was originally debuted during The Chainsmokers’ headlining set at Ultra Music Festival, followed by a NGHTMRE tease of the track during his EDC Las Vegas set.

 

Photo credit: Lucas Taggart

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Written by Ryan Morse

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