The Chainsmokers Apologetically Announce Comeback

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The Chainsmokers Apologetically Announce Comeback
Keeping on trend with the trajectory of 2022 thus far, those two white guys and future NASCAR rom-com stars the Chainsmokers are, however regretfully, back.

In a new satirical video, the EDM duo of Drew Taggart and Alex Pall have apologetically announced their comeback single titled "High" — their first new music since 2019. Naturally, much of the video is inspired by the ethos of the song title, as it's a state of being that seems integral to their process.

The video hires a pair of actors to play Taggart and Pall. "We had to replace the original guys because they took two fucking years to make an album," an assumed label executive says, "but nobody really knows what they look like, so... it doesn't matter."

And he's not wrong: any two dudes can smoke $100 bills, do mushrooms, rip bong hits and rollerblade around a mansion ahead of eventually succumbing to the pressures of being famous and quitting music.

"High" is expected to be the lead single from the Chainsmokers' fourth album, following their last offering World War Joy. Yes, we're here to remind you that their breakthrough 2016 hit "Closer" with Halsey has been saturating the airwaves for nearly six years now.

At least they said they were sorry?

Watch the video of the new-and-improved pair below.

It hasn't all been fun and games for the party bros while writing their next record during a pandemic, though — their promoter was hit with a hefty $20,000 fine for violating COVID-19 protocols after the duo performed at a packed summer 2020 concert in the Hamptons.