The Chain Smokers: A Darker Version

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.

Kim Dao Gives Japan Travelers A Few Useful Tips

Australian video blogger Kim Dao has just published a new video in which she gives travelers advice on how to pack for visiting Japan. Dao, who holds a degree in Japanese and is fluent in the language, travels frequently to the country. She has some basic tips for people who are planning on traveling to Japan for the first time.


One point that Kim Dao makes is that many visitors will need to purchase an adapter for their laptops and other electronics. Japanese electronics use an American-style plug rather than the type used in Europe or Australia. In addition, Japanese outlets are 110 volts rather than 220, so this may cause issues with electrics such as hairdryers or electric razors.


Another important tip that Kim Dao brings up is to pack towels if you’ll be staying at hostels. Hotels are expensive in Japan, and hostels don’t normally provide towels, and if they do there is normally a fee involved. She also recommends you pack a small bag with toiletries, just in case.


Since Kim Dao normally does a lot of shopping in Japan, she prefers to just bring one or two changes of clothes. This makes it far easier to pack her bags and bring her clothes back to Australia with her. She also warns travelers to exchange their money for Japanese currently at home rather than waiting as the rates available at Japanese exchanges tend to be less competitive. Kim Dao also recommends shopping around for a credit card that doesn’t charge international usage fees.