The Chainsmokers have been one of the fastest growing music groups in the world. Their traditional EDM songs have branched out into all kinds of popular pop songs, getting features such as Halsey, Daya and Coldplay. Most recently the band has decided to branch into a darker theme of pop music. There new song ‘sick boy’ shows the stress of the modern pop star. The Chainsmoker duo Alex Pall and Andrew Taggart warn us the frustration of becoming a “caricature” of your own self. In the modern age social media fame leads to people becoming too big to control their image, and what people think and say about them. The Chainsmokers have had a crazy ride for a musical duo which started in 2012. Originally an EDM DJ duo comprised under the management of Adam Alpert who introduced the two. Things really began to pick up in 2014 with the bands release of the song “#Selfie” which was a top 20 single in several countries.
This smash hit started the momentum which has launched them to the top of the pop world. On top of producing several billboard charting hits such as “Don’t let me down”, “Closer” and “Something just like that”, the duo has been ranked among the best DJs in the world.
All this success has set The Chainsmokers apart, in just six years they have managed to rise from being local DJs to being some of the worlds most successful pop stars. Branching into several types of music has allowed the band to grow a large and diverse fan base. Despite all the success the duo is still clearly on the rise, having only been in the pop scene for 4 years, there is definitely still room to grow. This pop duo has just begun to realize there size in the pop world, and the down sides that come with it are outlined in their new smash hit.