Without a doubt, one of the biggest tracks of 2017 so far has come from the collaboration between Coldplay, and the irrepressible Chainsmokers, and their singalong anthem “Something Just Like This“, first premiered during a live performance at February’s Brit Awards. Now, the track, the only non-Ed Sheeran release in the current top 10 of the UK Top 40 chart, has been given a high tempo rework from Swedish superstar Alesso.
Axwell and Ingrosso’s two-night stint in New York City ended on a newsworthy note last night with the debut of their fellow native Swede of The Chainsmokers and Coldplay’s latest hit. Chris Martin’s familiar top line is pulled from the original’s buzzing 103 BPM saws and placed a top a bevy of orchestral strings and a more club-friendly tempo. Alesso’s talent for crafting lush and heavily melodic progressive seems to be an even better fit for Martin’s vocals than The Chainsmokers own instrumental. Expect this one to be a show stopper at Ultra Music Festival next week.
The news comes just a few days after Swedish House Mafia, Alesso, and Axwell Λ Ingrosso manager, Amy Thomson, was forced to deny on social networking site Twitter, that Alesso was set to join forces with the Swedish pair, to form a new Swedish House Mafia line-up, replacing former member and fellow Swede, Steve Angello. The trio famously split in 2012, playing their last ever show at Ultra Miami the following year.
Maybe…. 😉 https://t.co/HiCi6CclIV
— A L E S S O (@Alesso) March 19, 2017