If you’re not familiar with The Chainsmokers, you will be, as the group continues to release top chart single after single. Founded in 2012, the duo consisting of Alex Pall and Andrew Taggart hit the New York City music scene as a DJ and production EDM group. Fast forward two years later the EDM-pop band broke through with a top twenty single called “#selfie”. Their following hits include 2016 “Roses”, “Don’t Let Me Down” featuring Daya and “Closer” featuring Halsey. Continuing to team up with other amazing artists, 2017 brought “Paris” and “Something Just Like This” with Coldplay.
It has been about nine months since the band’s last single. Chainsmokers’ new release “Sick Boy” is a darker, more honest song. Coming from a place of frustration and anger, the band feels the song is both their own truth and what they’re seeing in the world around them. Feeling portrayed poorly by media, fans, and critics, the duo are troubled by the “perfect” world that is depicted in social media. They voice their concern about the future of our youth when all they know is how to filter their lives to look like what is “ideal”. (More about Chainsmokers on Beatport: The Chainsmokers)
Opening up to work with different producers, the single “Sick Boy” is off their new album “Memories…Do Not Open” which launched a national tour in 2017. Refer to This Article for more information.
The Grammy winning Chainsmokers have a diverse fan base. Their electric sound draws enormous crowds as they play on the biggest stages of EDM festivals. Yet you can also find their music on pop stations as they continue to collaborate with big names like DJ Khalid and perform at concerts like Jingle Ball. The Chainsmokers are changing with the times and allowing their music to evolve too. As the album and their viral music videos are released, this American duo are here to stay.