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.