If you’ve spent any measure of time with your hands on the dial of your car radio you likely have heard The Chainsmokers at least a couple of times. The Chainsmokers are a DJ/Pop duo comprised of Alex Pall and Drew Taggart. Pall is the primary producer of the bunch while Taggart has picked up vocals for their work since the two became mainstream. The Chainsmokers first launched into musical fame back in 2015 when they released their hit single ‘Roses’. Ever since then, life has been coming up roses for both Pall and Taggart. This past year The Chainsmokers have found immense success with tracks ‘Paris’, ‘Closer’, ‘Don’t Let Me Down’ and finally a collaboration with Coldplay, ‘Something Just Like This’. The Chainsmokers are doing things differently than any other pop duo around and for that reason, we are going to dig into their work a little bit.
The Chainsmokers are currently preparing the world for consumption of their next single, ‘Sick Boy’, which has already landed in some serious charting territory. ‘Sick Boy’ manages to fit right in between EDM and traditional pop radio but there is something distinctively different about the track. ‘Sick Boy’ has a darkness to it that prior Chainsmoker vehicles simply haven’t had. The reason, as it turns out, was completely intentional. Taggart said of the darkness in ‘Sick Boy’ that much of their inspiration came from anger and the thirst for reinvention. Taggart said, “Watching yourself become a caricature of who you are’ was one of the driving forces behind their continued musical evolution.
For The Chainsmokers, ‘Sick Boy’ breaks a nine-month layoff from releasing a new single of their own. It isn’t traditional for the group to take so much time off. In their own minds, they like to stay as current as possible with pop culture and the world around them. However, the break seems to have served as a much-needed reinvention. With ‘Sick Boy’ climbing the charts we can tell that it won’t be much longer unto the EDM/Pop duo are back on top with another hit record.