Finally, after almost three years of album hiatus, The Chainsmokers‘ fourth album So Far So Good is here. The 13-track album arrives alongside lyric videos for every track and the official video for ‘I Love U‘. That video was directed by Kid Studio and featured OnlyFans star Stella Barey. The album also features previously released tracks ‘Riptide‘, ‘High’, and ‘iPad’ which have accumulated 145 Million combined audio/video streams and views.
So Far So Good contains many of the elements that the duo has accustomed us to, but with various twists and experimentation typical of the post-pandemic era. Despite the fact that many of us have them identified as ‘Closer‘, they have managed to reinvent their sound to the point of being instantly recognizable and fresh at the same time.
The Chainsmokers- So Far So Good
So Far So Good was created after four years of nonstop touring and music releases. The guys escaped to Hawaii with some friends and gave themselves permission to not create anything at all if they didn’t want to. It was there that they rediscovered themselves and created the backbone of this new album. They spent the next two years picking apart every song from the lyrics to production to make them the absolute best they could possibly be. The result is an extremely personal and musically evolved body of work.
The Chainsmokers have also announced that they are sharing royalties from the album for free with their biggest fans through a partnership with music investment platform Royal. The drop has made the guys the first major label artist to share royalties for an entire album for free. It consists of 5,000 limited edition NFTs that include, among other perks, a right to a collective of 1% master streaming royalties from the finished album in its entirety.
In acknowledgment that songwriters are underpaid due to antiquated music copyright laws. The duo will also be giving their cut of all secondary sales to every songwriter on the album. Check out the manifesto from The Chainsmokers with more information here.