DJ duo, The Chainsmokers have taken the pop industry by storm, setting records over the last two years with their addictive jams, but it looks like they’ll be changing their tune once again. Having started out in the more niche genre of EDM, The Chainsmokers took a slight shift to popular music with songs that deeply resonated with the younger generations. This was by no means accidental; the Chainsmokers have made an effort to stay current with their music by addressing topics and experiences that are relevant to their own generation of listless and hopeful twenty-somethings. Their songs paint pictures of passionate, young love, smoke-filled crash pads, and naïve adventure.
After a long hiatus following the success of their hit “Closer,” the Chainsmokers have returned with a new song and a new outlook on life. They say this next chapter will take a darker turn as their new songs reflect their own life experiences in the music industry as well as echo what their generation is experiencing in modern-day America.
Eager to remain pertinent and involved with their fanbase, the Chainsmokers are turning to a new atmosphere for inspiration. Their current release “Sick Boy” draws from the experiences of the social media-driven generation and the frustration that can come with putting life on display online. The duo believes that their music will continue to be relatable while still pushing their own personal boundaries. They hope to continue challenging themselves to work outside their comfort zone with future music and are confident their fans will follow them on the journey. See Related Link for additional information.
The Chainsmokers got their start in 2012 when original member Alex Pall was joined by DJ Andrew Taggart. The production duo started in electronic music before incorporating a pop sound. Their first big hit in 2014, “#Selfie,” successfully charted and put the Chainsmokers in the public eye. They began working with several artists, both new and well-known, on successful songs with Andrew Taggart singing on several tracks including their newest release, “Sick Boy.”