New York City is an iconic metropolis that has been featured in countless songs, artworks, and films. It is usually presented in two lights, a mecca for big dreams, or a tarnished wasteland filled with drugs and crime lords. People have said they are in a New York State of Mind, that it has been waiting for you, and that it is the concrete jungle where dreams are made up. However, only a select few have actually captured what this city is like; a bipolar lover that is fucking difficult to deal, manic on the streets, and freak in the sheets — but you still can’t help to love it. Well much thanks to the NYC bred electro duo The Chainsmokers, their latest release simply titled “New York City,” spells it out how it actually is. It is a love hate relationship, where you bend over backwards and kill yourself with bad habits laced with good intentions, to chase your dream. The female vocalist bares her soul while light electronic beds score the soundtrack to the sound of the streets. The chorus swirls into a cacophony of sound that is as bright and electric as the neon of time square and as driving as the BQE on rush hour.
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New York City is the newest track featured on the duo’s Bouquet EP, which was released on Spotify. The 5-track EP features hit songs like “Roses” ft. Rozes, “Until You Were Gone” ft. Tritonal & Emily Warren, “Waterbed” ft. Waterbed, and “Good Intentions” ft. Bully Songs. Listen to the full EP below and be sure to catch them on their Friendzone Fall Tour, you can see the full dates here.