“Something Just Like This” is about a relationship that doesn’t need to be superhumanly perfect.
On February 21, 2017, Spotify teased the song by displaying a banner advertisement on their main page. It was subsequently released on February 22, 2017, following Coldplay and The Chainsmokers’ surprise performance at the BRIT Awards. However, Coldplay frontman Chris Martin teased it in a tweet one month prior.
As Forbes reported, the official lyric video broke the record for the most views in a single day on Youtube:
According to a YouTube representative, the “Something Just Like This” lyric video racked up over 9 million views in just its first 24 hours of availability, a new all-time record.
The song is the second single released from the Chainsmokers’ debut album, Memories…Do Not Open, after the lead single “Paris.”
“Something Just Like This” is about a relationship that doesn’t need to be superhumanly perfect, an ordinary love, a love everyone deserves like the boy on the cover art whose childhood memories are now boxed up. Coldplay is one of our biggest inspirations and this song was an absolute dream come true to make.
The song, for the most part, was created during our first meeting with Chris Martin. We found some chords that everyone loved and then Chris plugged a mic into the PA in the studio and freestyled for an hour.
This song was the result. We’ve never seen a song written in such a stream of conscious. It’s hard to maintain your identity when working with such an established artist but we feel this song is great balance between both us and Coldplay.
Take a Listen Below…