The Chainsmokers Capture Equal Parts Novelty and Nostalgia With New EP, “No Hard Feelings”

Dialing back clock to 2016, The Chainsmokers are back with a new EP, No Hard Feelings, pulling the yarn of a seamless reconciliation of their past and future sounds.

The hit-making duo's latest project is a comprehensive revisitation of their roots while forging ahead into new stylistic domains. With the release of the single "Friday," fans were primed for a full-on revival of the The Chainsmokers' hallmark carefree style—a promise fulfilled across six tracks that blend the familiar with the unexpected.

In a rebirth of mid-2010s future-pop, No Hard Feelings thrills with its foundation of robust 808s and expansive, melodic basses. Each track offers a burst of euphoria mixed with a tinge of nostalgia, yet it is clear that The Chainsmokers are not simply looking backward.

The EP's opener, "No Shade at Pitti," is a foray into hyperpop characterized by glittering synths and a bassline that pulsates with new-age vitality. From the smoky undertones of "Bad Advice" (with Elio) to the emotional resonance of "Green Lights," The Chainsmokers are forging a familiar path with clear direction and renewed perspective.

Check out No Hard Feelings below and stream the new EP here.