The Chainsmokers React To Using “Paris” As An Anthem For Reproductive Rights
When the Chainsmokers released “Paris” in 2017, there was no way of knowing the song would be picked up as a reproductive rights anthem on Tik Tok. But nonetheless, the electronic duo were thrust into conversation after the Supreme Court decided to overturn Roe v. Wade in a 5-4 decision.
The song went wild on the app, in part thanks to its lyrics if we go down, then we go down together, which have taken on new meaning as a result of the SCOTUS decision.
The trend came to the attention of the EDM group after one user wrote, “Do you think The Chainsmokers knew their little pop song about Paris would be used to fight for reproductive rights? Fuck the Supreme Court.
The Chainsmokers’ Drew Taggart dubbed the video and added the caption, “we didn’t see this coming but we’re glad something we wrote is being used to support a cause we believe in.” He later reposted the interaction on Instagram.
The Chainsmokers join the host of musicians who reacted to the overthrow of Roe v. Wade on social media including Taylor Swift, Halsey, Madonna, Pink, Eminem and Pearl Jam.
Upon its release, “Paris” peaked at No. 6 on the Billboard charts. The track was one of the duo’s best hits and one of five top 10 appearances on the chart. The couple’s fourth studio album So far, so good dropped in May and rocketed to No. 1 on Billboard’s Top Dance/Electronic Albums chart.
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