Prior to the release of their fourth studio LP, The Chainsmokers triumphantly tweeted "2016 is back."
The declaration, though somewhat ambiguous, loosely set the tone for what to expect from the prolific duo's latest effort, So Far So Good. Harkening back to the era of the duo's breakthrough Collage EP, we're reminded of The Chainsmokers' ability to succinctly craft expressive dance-pop with mainstream success. The declaration would seemingly appear to be a clear acknowledgment of what put the duo on top, and their intentions to reclaim that mantle.
With So Far So Good out in full, the album is every bit as self-reflective, heartfelt, and nostalgic as we'd hoped. From throwing caution to the wind and seizing the moment on the summery "Riptide," to the gloomy closing mea culpa, "Cyanide," The Chainsmokers' have an earworm for all of life's moments.