In 2014, the Grammy Award winning American DJ and Production Duo from New York City, New York, Alex Pall and Andrew Taggart hit the top 20 with their single “Selfie.” They began in 2012 in the electro pop genre and still going strong today. Their song, “Closer” with Halsey was their first number one single on the charts. Most recently they released, “Sick Boy” on January 17, 2018.
As LA News Watch reports, “Sick Boy” was released as a single for The Chain Smokers carrying along a darker side to their projects. LA News Watch covers their celebration of their release. It is the epitome of the New Era for Alex Paul and Andrew Taggart, The Chain Smokers. The newspaper explains the meaning behind the song as to how people are hooked on to social media platforms and identify crisis through the exposure of it all. The song has already flown to the Billboard top 100 and top spots on radio stations in multiple countries. And the celebration goes on.
On February 7, 2018 The Chain Smokers interview with Hugh McIntyre of Forbes. The Duo explains how they turned to the darker side of music and taking their fans by storm. They explain how their music today comes from the frustrations of the world and how it is to live in today’s society. Today’s generation can relate to the new lyrics. Another change the Duo is exploring, is working with other producers to bring in new sounds. As according to the duo, “Sick Boy” was just one of the few songs on the darker side to come, with more to follow as they continue to push themselves on upcoming projects.
Though their style has changed, and they are reaching more fans, The Chain Smokers are still putting out as of March 16, 2018. As per Billboard News, they announced The Chain Smokers new song, “Everybody Hates Me.” So, it continues on with this new era for the duo after kicking off this year with “Sick Boy.” We shall see and hear more from The Chain Smokers for a long time.
The Chainsmokers are a DJ/Production Duo of Alex Pall and Andrew Taggart, who became popular with their breakthrough song “#Selfie” in 2014 and haven’t left the charts since. The EDM-pop duo came out with their first album Bouquet in October of 2015 and the single “Roses” reached top ten on the Billboard Hot 100. “Don’t Let Me Down” Became a top five and won them a Grammy Award for, Best Dance Recording. After all of this success, the duo is far from over.
They have recently come out with some new music that is “darker” than before and Forbes caught up with them to find out why. The pressure for The Chainsmokers to become successful with more music that is somewhere between EDM and Top-40-Hits is a lot for anyone to overcome, so instead they went in a completely different direction, and their fans couldn’t be more supportive. Their newest hit, “Sick Boy” is just a taste at the direction the production duo is going with their music.
The team was questioned about the new era of The Chainsmokers that they have come into 2018 with and they explained that they hadn’t come out with a new song in nine months which is very unusual for them because they are usually dropping something once a month. They stated that “Sick Boy” is just the first installment in a new era for the duo. When asked about the rather darkness of this new song they stated that they have grown up a lot as artists and as people and their music is a reflection of that. View Related Info Here.
They explained that their music has also come from a place of frustration because of their huge boost in popularity basically overnight, and people thinking certain things about them or wanting them to do things they expect of them. They have decided to put their reactions to the good and the bad into their music. (Watch: The Chainsmokers New Song Video)
It will be interesting to see where these artists go next with this new era of music, and it is no secret that their fan base will be following them and supporting them the whole way.
Alex Pall and Andrew Taggart, better known as the Chainsmokers, recently released their hit new single, “Closer”, featuring Halsey. Although they have encountered moderate success earlier in their careers, Closer is by far their most popular song to date. In an interview with Interview Magazine, Pall opened up about what brought him and Taggart together.
Before meeting Taggart, Pall was a DJ in New York City, doing it out of passion, not as a career. Moving through the amateur DJ circuit, his manager introduced him to Taggart since they both had an interest in proper dance music and creating their own music. With this, Taggart and Pall started working day in and day out to make their own music and make a statement in the big entity that is electronic music.
On “Closer”, Taggart sings along with Halsey to create contrast in the song. When asked why they decided this, Pall replies by saying that no other electronic artist sings in their songs. They always sample from other artists, and this gives them identity and a unique feel to their song. (Read more about Pall on Genius.com: Alex Pall)
Pall and Taggart also said that they had a very good time working with Halsey to create their radio anthem. They said the reason they loved working with her is that she has a very distinct style and is not afraid to be herself in her songs. Her singing and Taggart singing on the song also helps to give them the identity Andrew Taggart and Alex Pall have been striving for.
The Chainsmokers have also been quoted as going on another world tour in support of “Closer”. Pall has said they have had to drastically change the way that their live shows work, since Taggart will now be singing on live performances of “Closer”. Throughout all of the changes to their shows, style, and songs, The Chainsmokers remain as one of the biggest influences in popular and electronic music today. See This Page for more information