In the world of Electronic Dance Music, the Chainsmokers keep changing the game with songs that are not only technically beautiful but lyrically as well. After 9 months of waiting, fans finally got to hear new music from the duo that included their hit song “Sick Boy”. A true reflection of society according to their generation, “Sick Boy” is much darker than their music has ever been before. “Sick Boy” is not about someone needing a doctor, instead it talks about the sick obsession the United States seems to have with social media. While Alex Pall and Drew Taggart of the Chainsmokers admit in their song that they have chosen to live in this lifestyle with no privacy and constant judgment, it is still a concerning problem to them and for society in general. Social media breeds narcissism, and while it is not always a bad thing and sometimes even necessary, sometimes it’s taken to far and people have an identity crisis over who they are portraying themselves as online.
The Chainsmokers may have taken a big risk by moving in this direction, they did have some concern about alienating some of their fans, but it has paid off with hit after hit coming off of their new album. Taggart and Alex Pall are definitely coming into their own and are not afraid to say what they want to say. Their music of the Chainsmokers seems to be maturing with the artists and their fans. “Sick Boy” managed to reach the top 100 in the United States as well as hitting the charts in Canada, New Zealand, Australia, Germany, France, and others. Their single is refreshing and a candid look at life as a celebrity.
The Chainsmokers got together in 2012 and released their first hit single, “#Selfie”, released in 2014. Their first album, Bouquet made its debut in the fall of 2015 featuring their single “Roses” which made it to the Billboard top 10.