The Chainsmokers, made up of Andrew Taggart and Alex Pall, released a new song to celebrate 2018 called “Sick Boy.” The song, Taggart and Pall say, is their darkest song to date. Previously, The Chainsmokers released upbeat dance music with socially aware lyrics.
Since they signed a contract with a joint venture label between Sony and Columbia, they have released a wide range of songs that have seen success on the billboard charts. Their success began with the song “Roses” and hasn’t let up since. Other billboard hits of the Chainsmokers include “Don’t Let me Down,” “Closer,” “All We Know,””Paris,” and “The One.” The Chainsmokers have worked with a long list of artist like, Coldplay, Phoebe Ryan, Halsey, and Emily Warren.
In an interview when The Chainsmokers were asked whether we could expect more darker toned songs like “Sick Boy,” and Taggart responded “We’re going to keep them coming.”
Whether or not this means that their second studio album will consist of songs like “Sick Boy” or not still remains up in the air. “Music moves so fast now,” Taggart explained “The sound we were making before, I’ve heard it a bunch by now. We want to do something different.”
Taggart was not exaggerating when he said that their music moves fast. When the group first began, they only made the music side of their songs. They had popular artists featured on their songs to provide the vocals. That changed when Taggart hopped on “Closer,” along side Halsey, he provided the vocals for the smash hit. The Chainsmokers still feature prominent pop artists, all the while making each one of their songs sound different from the last.