Unless you’ve been living under a rock for the past few years you know who the Chainsmokers are. Mixing pop with EDM beats the duo of DJ/Producers Alex Pall and Andrew “Drew” Taggart have racked up hit after hit: from “Roses” to “Don’t Let Me Down” to “Closer” to “Paris” to their collaboration with Coldplay “Something Just Like This.” In addition to releasing pop hits, the pair have found financial success performing. They have recently signed an exclusive deal with Wynn Nightlife in Las Vegas, and Forbes estimates the group have pulled in $38 Million in 2017 alone.
Forbes caught up with the band recently to talk about their new single “Sick Boy,” which has a decidedly darker tone than their previous efforts. Mixing an anthemic beat with acoustic piano chops, and booming vocals belting out dark lyrics, the song builds to a crescendo, as most Chainsmokers songs do, climaxing in the chorus “I am the. I am the… I am the sick boy.”
Lead singer Andrew Taggert explains that the music and lyrics were influenced by current events: “I think that’s the tone of society right now. Our stuff is always a reflection of what’s going on in our lives and the world around us.” Find More Information Here.
In fact, “Sick Boy” is just the first of what will be a bunch of new music to be released soon. It will also mark the first time that the group will be recording with outside producers. Alex Pall explains what these outside producers will bring to the table for the next slew of Chainsmokers songs: “We’re going to complement each other very well, because they have a direction or a vibe that we’re not normally going for and we can put our spin on it, whatever that may be.”
Taggert sums up the new music by saying: “We/Chainsmokers want to keep pushing the envelope and that means you have to take risks and push your music out of its comfort zone.”
For these Grammy Award-winning artists their new music will only take them higher.