A Word About The Chainsmokers’ New Hit, “Sick Boy”

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It’s hard to believe that the producer/DJ duo of the Chainsmokers, Alex Pall and Drew Taggart have been the in spotlight for only a couple of years. They’ve made quite a name for themselves during that time with several of their hits, including “Roses”, “Something Just Like This”, and “Bad Blood”. Ever since their debut two years ago, they have been under enormous pressure for them to keep re-inventing themselves and churn out at least six new tunes to keep up with EDM and the Top 40. Fortunately, it was something that Pall and Taggart could pull off quite easily. They recently launched a new single called “Sick Boy”.

Taggart remarked that by the time “Sick Boy” came along, they had gone nine months without producing a new one, which is very unusual for them. He and Pall prefer to stay extremely current with the music that they crank out. Taggart also stated that he and Pall prefer to act as reflective voices of their generation and that they made “Sick Boy” darker because they feel that that’s the current overall mood of greater society.

However, Taggart also stated that “Sick Boy” is a result of him and Pall feeling frustrated over the fact that most of their fans don’t really get to know them except through the work that they do. He said that “Sick Boy” also acts as the voice of the frustration that he and Pall couldn’t easily describe.

When the Chainsmokers started out in 2012, it originally consisted of former DJ Rhett Bixler and Pall. However, when the Chainsmokers was reformed with EDM under Adam Alpert’s management, Pall was introduced to a Syracuse University student and intern at Interscope Records, Drew Taggart. By that time, Taggart had been experimenting with producing songs on SoundCloud. When Bixler decided to leave, Taggart took his place and left Maine to stay in New York City. From there, they experimented with remixes of indie bands and their first major collaboration was with recording artist Priyanka Chopra on their single, “Erase”. The duo has been going pretty much nonstop ever since.

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Alex Pall Interview With the Chainsmokers: An Interview For The Ages

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The Chainsmokers have released their new track known as “Closer“, which features Halsey. Unlike the past singles that the Chainsmokers have created, this new single feature singing from Andrew Taggart. This sounds like common place, but it is new for the pair, as they often rely on songwriters and vocalists to add to their songs.

 

Alex Pall was a DJ when he was growing up, as his hobby. In New York City, Alex was really a part time DJ who enjoyed the music. One day Alex was at an art gallery and he realized that dance music was taking up a lot of his time. Alex had a manager that introduced him to Andrew, and that’s how he began to work with Andrew.

 

Andrew Taggart was in college before he met Alex, and that is when he started to become interested in being a DJ. Electronic music is what drove Andrew to be successful at his craft. Although he was mocked by his peers for wearing v-necks and listening to dance music when first in college, everyone started to watch Avicii by the time Andrew was out of college. View Additional Info Here.

 

The two clicked and started by talking about what type of music that they were interested in and listened to while growing up. Both knew what was working in the industry at the time, as well as what was not working. (Read more about Pall on Interview Magazine: The Chainsmokers)

 

Being a DJ duo in the electronic genre is similar to other genres in the sense that there are those that will try to produce similar content to what you are producing, and that will make it more difficult to get noticed. The Chainsmokers got noticed by working with a wide variety of sounds and styes and implementing those into their music.

 

The Chainsmokers is proud of transforming the way DJing is done by playing and performing their music live. The quality of their music makes it easy to sell out tickets around the globe.

 

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