The Chainsmokers are an American DJ and production duo. The Chainsmokers make music that is commonly labeled as EDM, Pop, and Electro-Pop. The duo is made up of Alex Pall and Andrew Taggart. Pall and Taggart have cited Daft Punk, Pharrell Williams, and Deadmau5 as musical influences. The Chainsmokers first reached The Billboard Hot 100 with their hit song Roses. They also won a Grammy Award for their song Don’t Let Me Down. The Chainsmokers have also won multiple American Music Awards and iHeartRadio Music Awards.
The Chainsmokers’ latest hit is Sick Boy, a dance rock track. Sick Boy has reached the top of the charts in The United States, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, and multiple countries throughout Europe. Pall says that the song deals with the identity crisis that many people face due to the emphasis on social media in today’s society. Pall says that having a large social media platform can be a gift and a curse.
Taggart says that Sick Boy is the start of a new chapter for The Chainsmokers. Taggart says that The Chainsmokers have evolved as artists, as well as people. Taggart says that most of the new music is a little darker, which he feels is a reflection of the current state of society.
Pall says that The Chainsmokers hold themselves to a high standard. They are excited to take their music in another direction. Pall says that the primary goal is to embrace the challenge. Taggart notes that The Chainsmokers have pushed themselves to new levels through the creation of their recent music. Taggart believes that people have to be willing to step outside of their comfort zone. While the process can be scary, it is also exciting.
Taggart says that The Chainsmokers are committed to their EDM roots, despite incorporating more pop sounds into their music. Taggart mentions that The Chainsmokers are working with some new producers. They are also creating some dance tracks for an upcoming festival.