The Chainsmokers team up with bludnymph to release their latest single, “Self Destruction Mode,” and paired it with a music video.
The Chainsmokers are one of the biggest names in electronic music, becoming renowned for their chart-topping releases, irresistible melodies, and massive performances. With an unparalleled ability to craft addictive anthems that seamlessly blend genres, the dynamic duo has also been unwavering in their support for new artists as they actively seek out fresh talents for collaboration. This time, they team up with dark rap, indie pop artist bludnymph to drop their second single, “Self Destruction Mode” from their next “TC5” era.
Calling it a baby between their all-time favorite songs, “Roses” and “Don’t Let Me Down,” which incorporates “a classic Chainsmokers drop,” the duo have been teasing the new track on social media over the past weeks. delighting fans to dive into a frenzy of ecstatic reactions. Sonically, “Self Destruction Mode” strikes a balance between dark elements of electronic rap and their signature pop-fueled finesse.
Opening with bludnymph’s haunting vocals, the song’s poignant lyrics delve into the intricate complexities of self-sabotage, painting a vivid portrait of an individual caught in a downward spiral of one’s own making. Lyrically, words such as “I love my sins, they are all I know,” dissect our toxic choices and destructive tendencies, exposing the internal struggles that resonate with raw emotions.
The accompanying official music video brilliantly captures the song’s fusion of dark, introspective lyricism through the mesmerizing blend of hypnotic visuals. Directed by Jeremiah Davis and shot against the backdrop of Santa Monica Pier, the video takes inspiration from the world of artificial intelligence and dark anime aesthetics to create an immersive and captivating experience for the viewers. Through the use of dark tones and shadows, interwoven with scenes of Drew Taggart and bludnymph indulging in a carefree spirit of fun and escapism, the overall ambiance of the video leaves viewers with a sense of intrigue to contemplate the deeper meaning hidden within the mesmerizing visuals of the video.