Ren has famously starred in other EDM music videos, including Afrojack’s “Hey” with Fais, with then-boyfriend Jay Alvarrez (who himself went on to star in Kygo’s music video for “Carry Me”). Considering Ren spends the majority of the music video in a bikini, it’s not surprising that many people are asking who she is.
Continuing in their tradition of dropping one-off singles with easy-listening pop loops, Grammy-nominated electro DJ duo The Chainsmokers released a new track on Friday. This one, “Paris,” leans into their storytelling tendency (remember the doomed couple of smash hit “Closer”?), again with Drew Taggart as the male vocal toying with a complicated love affair. But for once, there’s no female singer featured — making this the duo’s first real solo track since 2015.
“We were staying in Paris / to get away from your parents,” it opens, “And I thought, ‘Wow, if I could take this in a shot right now / I don’t think that we could work this out,'” — a less-than-encouraging reflection on yet another tricky relationship.
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"Paris" OUT NOW: http://smarturl.it/Paris
Directed by Rory Kramer
Starring Alexis Ren @alexisren
Shot on location at Casa Malca. Tulum, Mexico
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