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REVIEW: The Chainsmokers New Single 'Kanye' is Genuine, Hopeful '#SELFIE' Followup [LISTEN]

by Carolyn Menyes   Aug 5, 2014 11:52 AM EDT

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First, The Chainsmokers made the world want to stop and take a "#SELFIE," and now the electronic duo is back with newcomer chanteuse Siren with another buzzworthy single: "Kanye." Yes, as in rapping mastermind/Mr. Kim Kardashian, Kanye West.

Despite the trendy title, "Kanye" moves far away from the pure irony of the "Valley Girl"-esque "#SEFLIE," "Kanye" is shockingly heartfelt, with Siren desperately pleading to have the confidence and pure finesse of West.

"I want to be like Kanye / I'll be the king of me always / Do what I want, I'll have it my way / All day, like Kanye," she blasts in the chorus with a pure sense of desire and yearning. With the want to wear the crown of a king or a god, just like West.

It's the kind of personal anthem that feels unexpected from The Chainsmokers, but it's a welcome diversion. "Kanye" isn't the anthem of 2014 we need, but it's the one we deserve (much like Kanye himself).

The sweet, notably girly vocals of Siren blend in perfectly with the light electronic beats from The Chainsmokers masterminds Andrew Taggart and Alex Pall, creating a hopeful, inspiring anthem with a beat that will get blasted through the clubs straight into our hearts.

Listen to the new The Chainsmokers single "Kanye" below:

"Kanye" is the fourth official single from EDM duo The Chainsmokers and the immediate follow-up to its single "#SEFLIE," which was a runaway hit earlier this year, topping off at No. 16 on the Billboard Hot 100 and becoming one of the most-viewed music videos of the year.

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