The Chainsmokers today unveiled the music video for "High," their first original single since 2019's chart-topping album, World War Joy. The dance-pop track kicks off the journey to her forthcoming fourth full-length album called TCS4.
"I think we've been happy with our last few albums, but we just didn't feel like those songs really lived up to what we really thought we were capable of," The Chainsmokers' Drew Taggart told Zane Lowe of Apple Music 1 in a new interview. “That was no honor for where we thought Chainsmokers could go. And we needed some time to just stop and relax.”
"It has all of these sounds that we've loved our entire lives as music listeners," continued Taggart, who said the duo spent time in Hawaii surfing, indulging in magic mushrooms and refocusing. "And it's exciting to press play… Cultivating your creativity is one of the hardest things to do. And we ended up in that little wave again and since then I think we've been more inspired than we've been in the last four years. And that's why we look forward to showing everyone all the stuff that we do.”
The Chainsmokers will perform "High" live for the first time at L.A.'s SoFi Stadium during the halftime show at this weekend's NFC Championship game between the Los Angeles Rams and the San Francisco 49ers. The game begins at 3:30 p.m. PT (6:30 p.m. ET) and will be televised on FOX.