The Chainsmokers are on a role now. It is easy to think that the Chainsmokers have been around for decades, and it feels that way at times, especially to some of the electronic dance music fans who are relatively young fans. But the truth is that the Chainsmokers have been in the mainstream spotlight for two years now. They started to become famous in 2015, when they released “Roses”. Since then, they have been on top ten lists now, and not only for months, but for years.
The duo began to sing once they came into the mainstream spotlight. But this explosion of success comes with a downside to it. There is a tremendous pressure to perform at a high level, and that pressure continues to grow as the Chainsmokers continue to rack up months on the top ten lists. The Chainsmokers could easily put out another half dozen singles that display their signature mix between electronic dance music, and top 40 pop. This would be fairly easy for them to do. But Andrew Taggart and Alex Pall have something bigger than that in mind.
They recently released “Sick Boy”, and it took nine months, which is a long time, considering that they have traditionally like to put out one new song every month in an effort to stay current and to provide fans with up to date music. This new song “Sick Boy” was created in an attempt to silence the critics, and also to talk about issues that exist in society today. The music is darker, and this also represents a new chapter in the legacy of the Chainsmokers. They will continue to attract new fans with this darker style of music, and this will allow the duo to continue to revolutionize the industry as a whole.