The Chainsmokers. Need I say more? For the past several years this DJ duo has been topping the Billboard charts with hits like “Closer” and “Something Just Like This”. 2018 saw the release of “Sick Boy” which is already nearing 200 million views on YouTube.
In a 2016 interview with Mathias Rosenzweig from Andy Warhol’s Interview Magazine, Alex Pall said, “For us, it’s all about being on the forefront of pushing new boundaries and giving people new experiences.” He also talked about how he and his now musical counterpart, Andrew Taggart, met and got the ball rolling. Pall said, “We didn’t want to treat it like a job, but we knew we had a lot to learn and a lot of ground to cover.” It’s said that if you treat something like a hobby, that’s all it will ever be. So, kudos to Pall and Taggart for having the brass nuggets to take it to the next level. I, for one, am glad the did!
Since that interview I think they have done just that. No sophomore slump from these boys (Sick Boys!?)!!! Their debut studio album, Memories…Do Not Open was a huge success, topping the Billboard 200 at its release. The songs: “Paris”, “Something Just Like This” found the most success from the album.
They definitely are on the forefront of music’s evolution. Electronic music is in, and I don’t think it’s going anywhere. Especially with Alex Pall and Andrew Taggart producing such masterful compositions.
“Sick Boy“ definitely gave listeners a glimpse of another layer of the Chainsmokers. With a darker melody and overall feel of the song they have definitely pushed the boundaries of their artistry, which, I think, is a very good thing.
From “#Selfie” to “Sick Boy”, The Chainsmokers have produced some great songs over the past several years. Without a doubt, we can expect more sweet, sweet music from The Chainsmokers in the near and distant future.