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      “Paris” is a State of Mind in The Chainsmokers’ New Video

      January 13, 2017

      After releasing their most successful single to date in 2016, self-described "two dorky dudes" (while also possibly the frat bro-est bros in EDM) The Chainsmokers are looking to top last year and make magic once again with their newest song, "Paris."The Grammy-nominated duo today shared the music vi...

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      After releasing their most successful single to date in 2016, self-described "two dorky dudes" (while also possibly the frat bro-est bros in EDM) The Chainsmokers are looking to top last year and make magic once again with their newest song, "Paris."

      The Grammy-nominated duo today shared the music video for "Paris," which was actually shot on-location on the other side of the world in Tulum, Mexico. (The title, according to the introduction, rather refers to a nostalgic state of mind.) Directed by regular collaborator Rory Kramer, the heavily filtered video stars Instagram model Alexis Ren frolicking at the beach and exploring the local scene, all shot from the intimate, documentary-style viewpoint of a significant other.

      It's about as close to a "Closer" 2.0 as one can get, from having Chainsmoker Drew Taggart feature again on vocals (though this time the female counterpart is uncredited), to its melancholic youthful nature, to the handwritten lyrics scrawled across the screen. Watch it above.

      The Chainsmokers are nominated for three Grammy Awards, including Best New Artist, Best Pop Duo/Group Performance (for "Closer" featuring Halsey), and for Best Dance Recording ("Don't Let Me Down" featuring Daya).

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