See It First! #SELFIE Stars the Chainsmokers Are Back With New Vid, 'Kanye'

Wendy Geller
Yahoo MusicAugust 27, 2014

NYC DJ/production duo the Chainsmokers (Andrew Taggart and Alex Pall) skyrocketed into the music scene earlier this year with the infuriatingly catchy "#SELFIE," a track that splices the filter-obsessed voices of selfie-takers over bouncy dance synths.

A gazillion or so YouTube streams later, the pair are back with a new single, “Kanye,” feat sirenXX. Yes, the title is dedicated to you-know-who (what other Kanye is there?), but the message of the song doesn't reference West's oft-controversial rants. Instead, it draws from West's best quality: His complete and utter originality.

Overall, "Kanye" throws a hugely positive vibe of self-empowerment and living life on one's own terms, something the Chainsmokers say was important to them to convey with their latest project."Kanye is a special video for us in that it represents the ideal that every person should live their life the way they want to," they say. "Like Yeezy, do what you believe and makes you happy and be confident regardless of what anyone else thinks.

"We hope the video conveys just that, the message of self-assurance and living out life on your own terms...and of course the story, our story, starts where #SELFIE left off."

It's clearly a sentiment they're taking seriously: The duo is now using #BeLike as a tag in their social media campaigns.

Yahoo Music is excited to present the very first look at "Kanye," which features a variety of famous influencers from Mahogany Lox to Paz. Enjoy!

The Chainsmokers are, ahem, smokin' these days, having just launched their own SiriusXM show, "Nice Hair With The Chainsmokers," on August 18. If you'd like to keep up with their schedule, check here.