EDM is now more popular than ever before and among those leading on this platform is The Chainsmokers. This DJ duo entered the international scene back in 2015 thanks to their hit single “Roses”. Over the two years, they have managed to release others including the dance tune “Don’t Let Me Down” with Daya which won a Grammy award. Their hit single with Halsey “Closer” took the No.1 spot in American music charts for over 12 weeks. Their new single “Sick Boy” seems to be sharing the DNA of their previously successful tunes as it has got a lot of good reception so far.
Dark themed music
Alex Pall and Drew Taggart, the (Electronic Dance Music) EDM DJ duo are also famously known for producing dark themed music. The new tune “Sick Boy” seems to be taking this dark-themed music trend to a new level. The Chainsmokers say that the darkness in the song is a recount of their struggles through their musical journey. Drew Taggart mentioned that the current world with social media is challenging not just for them but even for the kids growing through this era. The social pressure to live up to society’s standards and make people happy is what builds up this music. The DJ duo went on to say the nine-month break they had taken prior to the release of “Sick Boy” was a mind opening experience for them. This new single will mark a new chapter in their new realism centered music, which they will be focusing on from this point onwards.
About The Chainsmokers
This is an EDM DJ duo from New York City signed under Sony, Columbia, and Disruptor Labels. The Chainsmokers was initially made of three members, but currently, it has two members, Alex Pall and Drew Taggart. Though they were music lovers from a young age, they started their professional music career in 2012. They have won a Best Dance Recording Grammy Award with their single “Don’t Let Me Down.” They have also bagged a total of five iHeartRadio Music Awards. In April 2017, they released “Memories…Do Not Open,” their first studio album.
The DJ duo Chainsmokers have taken to slowly revealing themselves more within their music. Alex Pall and Andrew Taggart make up the Chainsmokers duo. They released new tracks just last year featured them more prominently. The new track closer pictures posting and Andrew Hoggart actually singing on the track. It’s uncommon for DJs to sing on their own tracks. This move by the Chainsmokers separates them from other teachers or DJ groups.
Alex Pall was a DJ while he was growing up. He moved to New York City and started booking shows now and then as his side job. Once he realized that his life is consumed by teaching an electronic music he decided to make it a full-time career.
Andrew Taggart started to DJ when he was in college. But he was starting college she was obsessed with electronic music and wore V-neck shirts all the time. The other college students on his campus thought he was weird, but it was really ahead of the game when I came to what would be popular in a few years in the music industry. When he was finishing up at college his classmates started to listen to electronic music. (See: Pall on Interview Magazine: The Chainsmokers)
Alex how said he started to work with Andrew after being introduced by his manager to him. He had already established the Chainsmokers and the guy that he worked with before was moving on to a different project. He was on the lookout for someone else to work with. Andrew at the time was interning at Interscope records when one of the people that worked with Alex’s manager told him that Alex is looking for someone else to fill in the place left open by the other dj in his group. Right after meeting each other they started making music and working together. Andrew was a natural fit with the Chainsmokers. The continued playing shows across New York City. From there they gained more attention to their collaborations. Find Additional Information Here.
Andrew and Alex decided to sing on their tracks, because I literally write their own songs unlike many other DJs. Alex pointed out that a lot of TVs work with songwriters more they just focus on creating beats and tracks. Alex and Andrew sometimes work with songwriters, but they are always in the room. They make a point to always be involved in the song writing process. They want their music to be part of their story and to be connected to them. Their song Closer is the first step to them making their appearances more prominent within their music. The next step they make will continue to cement them as different from other DJ groups. Fans of electronic and pop music will just have to see what comes next from the Chainsmokers to find out.
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