In the Forbes press release “The Chainsmokers Discuss ‘Sick Boy’ Single And How Their New Music Is ‘Darker’ Than Ever Before”, The Chainsmokers are revealed to be one of the most popular chart topping bands since 2016, despite their name not receiving as much recognition as some of their songs like:
- Don’t Let Me Down (Won them a Grammy!)
Lack of name recognition has hardly put any sort of dampeners on the Chainsmokers success though, as they’ve continued to saturate both Top 40 Pop charts as much as they’ve captured EDM fans. Their new single “Sick Boy” has been called the “Next Phase” in the groups career by Forbes contributor Hugh McIntyre, who has been following the fascinating life cycle of the Chainsmokers, who he says has faced and championed some serious daunting challenges in their career. (Read more about Chainsmokers on Beatport: The Chainsmokers)
In an interview with McIntyre, Andrew Taggart let fans in on some of he and Alex Pall’s journey over the past few years, as they built a reputation for putting on new songs every month. Now, after 9 months of not publishing anything, they are eager to see what fans think of “Sick Boy”; their latest release, which has been hailed as one their “darkest” and deepest song to date. Taggart attributes this to he and Pall’s personal journey into radical self-acceptance, as they learn how to express themselves as they wish to see themselves, rather than trying to be what they think their fans or studio’s expectations of them are. A noble process for sure, and one that they recognize is a delicate tightrope walk. Another reason why they chose to focus Sick Boy and many of there new songs, on what it feels like to be alive right now, and what it’s like to try and become themselves while juggling their rising celebrity statuses.
The Chainsmokers’ music fuses streams of indie, dance beats, pop, hip-hop, and expertly crafted electronic soundscapes into cool rifts of smoking sound.
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