When you think of an EDM, pop, indie style crossover who comes to mind? Well, if you have good taste you would probably think of The Chainsmokers, an American music and DJ duo consisting of Andrew Taggart and Alex Pall. Just by listening to the radio you have probably heard a few of their songs like “Something Just Like This” featuring Coldplay, or “Closer” featuring Halsey.
These songs, along with the majority of their music takes on a bright tone and catchy beat, but recently The Chainsmokers have decided to dive into something a little darker. They have recently launched a new single called “Sick Boy” which represents their transition into a darker tone. When asked about their new single they have mentioned that their music typically reflects what’s going on with society at the time, and in their opinions’, society has been in a dark place. (Learn about Chainsmokers on Beatport: The Chainsmokers)
Taggart also mentioned that the darkness in their new single also comes from a place of frustration and anger from feeling like people think they know him when they don’t, stemming from what others say about him, something a lot of us come to struggle with at some point in our lives. Taggart also goes on to say “‘Sick Boy’ and the next couple songs are addressing what it feels like to be alive right now and as someone in our generation, and I think people relate to it in their own type of way.” I know I can personally relate. Go To This Page for more information.
The Chainsmokers are in the works of pushing more and more music out there. They typically pump music out at a relatively quick pace. I can’t wait to hear what other dark music they put out there. It is always great to test different styles and grow as a musician. Keep up the good work Chainsmokers!