“Before one of us takes a chance and breaks this, I won’t be the one.”
The Chainsmokers is back at it again, producing another stellar track. But this time, it’s not filled with the heavy-synth beats that we’re all so familiar with.
“The One” was just released today (Tuesday, 28th March) and it is a ballad which sings of a broken relationship. Both parties know that the relationship is stagnant and at its end, but no one wants to be the one who ends it. The song is a little short of 3-minute and features the vocals of Drew Taggart, one part of The Chainsmokers.
Taggart also took to Instagram to talk about the change in direction. He explained, “It’s a ballad, which is new for us, but this album is about growth, both personally and musically. I wrote the first verse of this song on a plane when I was feeling guilty about being wrapped up in my work, knowing that it was affecting my relationships. I figured if I wrote a song about it, it would remind me to seek balance.”