Paris represents a state of mind rather than the actual French city, tweeted by The Chainsmokers before releasing the song. The tweet was: Paris – A sentimental yearning for a reality that isn’t genuine. 2: An irrecoverable condition for fantasy that evokes nostalgia or day dreams.” When asked about the song in interviews, The Chainsmokers duo explained: “But the song in a more general sense is about those times when you are one place in one situation but imagine you are somewhere else. Like those times you were laying in bed staring at the ceiling dreaming up a different situation.”
Singer and songwriter Emily Warren features on the song, in an interview with Billboard Magazine she talked about how she added her vocals to the song, she said: “They happened to be in New York and I was working on some stuff at a studio nearby, and they were like, ‘Can you please come? We’re finishing this song. It needs a little something; we don’t know what it is. Can you just come sing some background or something?’
So I came in and just layered some of Drew’s parts and sang those different parts that you can hear on the song. They were like, ‘All right, sick, the song’s done now.’ It was awesome. They just put me in the booth and were like, ‘Do whatever you want,’ and it turned out how it did.”
Release Date: January 13, 2017
Songwriter/s: Drew Taggart – Alex Pall
Label: Disruptor Records – Columbia Records
Chart Rankings: In the US, the song debuted at number 24 on the Pop songs radio chart and at number 31 on Dance/Mix Show Airplay. On the Billboard’s Hot Dance/Electronic Songs chart it reached number 14 and on the US iTunes sales in was number 1. In the UK, it went straight to number 1 on the Official Charts Company.
Artist’s age on Release Date: The American duo Drew Taggart and Alex Pall were active for 4 years when they released this song.
Cover Versions: J.Fla – Alex Aiono – Cimorelli – Clara Marz – Germano – and other amateur artists covered this song on Youtube.