The Chainsmokers; a well-known American DJ and production duo, formed in 2012 but did not experience their breakthrough into fame until 2014. They erupted into the spotlight with their single #Selfie which ended up a top twenty single in several countries. From this point, Chainsmokers were on the roadmap to fame and success in the music industry.
The duo, Alex Pall and Drew Taggart, went on to produce hits such as “Roses”, “Paris”, “Something Just Like This” with Coldplay, “Closer” with Halsey and “Don’t Let Me Down”. This dynamite pair of producers turned into on of the hottest new groups almost overnight. Because of their success in the music industry they began to experience pressure to recreate numerous sons that were a mixture of EDM and Top 40 pop. This would have been an easy task for such a creative duo but they team decided to take their musical creativities to a darker side. Their new release, “Sick Boy” is just the beginning of a new darker chapter of their music career. In a recent interview the Chainsmokers shared that they always try to stay current with the music they are producing. Drew Taggart went on record sharing that even though this is the first release they have had in nine months the duo’s music is still “a reflection of what’s going on in our lives and the world around us”.
The Chainsmokers express their times of frustration with the industry. During the interview with Forbes they shared how they have watched themselves become people that they do not necessarily relate too. They shared how they aspire to convey to their audience what it is like to be a part of their generations. The current single release, “Sick Boy” is greatly inspired by how we as individuals are able to relate to society via social media and how so many things are left up to interpretation by others. It is a song about putting yourself out there on social media in the best most accurate ways. Yet, still expressing how blurred some messages still are to the world.