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The Chainsmokers’ Music Video Features No Negative “Side Effects”

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The Chainsmokers’ fifth single of the year, featuring Emily Warren who is a long time collaborator with the duo, features a realized fantasy of almost every overworked minimum wage employee. Camila Mendes, of Riverdale, appears in the video as a hotel employee. The video starts out with the all too familiar dismay of having a shift foisted upon the tired employee, but the tone quickly shifts when the group’s bubbly dance pop starts playing. Mendes, playing the character of Riley, rips off her uniform to reveal a pink, shimmery costume and proceeds to dance around the hotel and make the best out of a bad situation. ‘Riley’ certainly seems to enjoy herself on her unwanted shift as she bops through the neon lights of the hotel.

Having released their debut studio album, Memories… Do Not Open, in April of 2017, the Chainsmokers’ duo is currently working on their second album, Sick Boy. “Side Effects” is preceded this year by four other singles, including the titular track to their next album, “You Owe Me” and “Somebody” featuring Drew Love. One of the singles, “Everybody Hates Me”, was premiered as part of a live show in Prague. They have concerts scattered throughout the United States from August through October.

The Chainsmokers are an American EDM-pop duo comprised of Alex Pall and Andrew Taggart. Pall, 33, is the duo’s DJ and hails from Westchester County, New York. Taggart, aged 28 from Freeport, Maine, is the producer, writer, and vocalist of the Chainsmokers. Their musical inspirations and influences include Pharrel Williams, Linkin Park, Taylor Swift, Blink-182, and deadmau5. The duo initially broke into the music scene in 2014 with their single “#Selfie” and achieved their first number-one single on the Billboard Hot 100 in “Closer” featuring Halsey. The Chainsmokers have collaborated with a number of other groups, including Coldplay and TiĆ«sto.

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Chainsmokers Alex Pall and Andrew Taggart Reveal Their Chemistry and Why They Are The Best Of Friends Even Today

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Have you ever met someone and known instantly that you would be connected to that person for the rest of your life? If so, then you know how Andrew Taggart and Alex Pall feel about one another. The duo met one another when the original Chainsmokers were seperating. When Andrew came to New York City to meet up with Alex, they met one another and instantly knew that the two would have a long lasting friendship with one another that could lead them to something wonderful in the future.

There are moments in life that you come across where things change for the better. There are times that you must leave everything behind you in order to make something better. For Andrew Taggart, this is something he learned the hard way. While attending school, he heard from a friend about a band that was facing a bandmate leaving. It was then suggested that he find out more about the band and go meet up with the standing bandmate. He did just that and the rest was history. Andrew went down to New York City to meet up with Alex Pall and upon meeting one another, they instantly hit it off and became life long friends. They hit it off so much so that Andrew returned to school only to quit and return back to New York City.

How many people do you know who can sit down and pen their own songs only to be a top selling and top charting single? The answer is, not many. There are plenty of musicians out there who write their own songs but often times, those songs are not about their life experiences but rather the things they want to experience in life. For some, they write songs about the things they think they know but never about the things in life that occured to them and how they made their lives better from it. In many cases, the artists will release a song only to release another song in a month or two that has no self conscious involvement in what they are experiencing in life. For the Chainsmokers, they however relate to their music and make sure that others know about their life experiences by hearing about them in their music. That is another reason as to why people can relate to them and use that to keep that at the top of the charts.

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