Sick Boy is a song that is about the division and current mental health issues that is taking place within American society. The song was released by The Chainsmokers in January of 2018 and it represents the latest chapter of music in duo’s career. In case you didn’t know, the Chainsmokers is a group that emerged from New York City in 2012. The group consists of Alex Paul and Andrew Taggart. They met each other in NYC shortly before their first single release called Erase.
Normally, Paul and Taggart would make music that reflected American life and their personal experiences. Their first wave of single releases was about love, romance and the fun part of American society. Songs such as Selfie, Good Intentions and Roses reflected the era of love and fun that many people enjoyed a few years ago.
Their biggest hits included the songs Closer, Don’t Let Me Down, Paris and Something Just Like This spoke of love, finding love, rebellious love, romance, sex and having a good time. Alex Paul of the Chainsmokers revealed that the group decided to take their music in another direction in 2018. One of the reasons why they decided to make their music so dark has to do with people and their current outlook on life.
The United States is rife with mass shootings, mental health issues, division and lots of uncertainty. People are fearful, and they’re scared. Even if they enjoy love, romance and partying; they still have to deal with the negative sides of modern life. The Chainsmokers want to tap into this reality. They did not want to continue going in the same direction because they also felt that too many other groups were doing the same thing. Ultimately, Sick Boy is the group’s latest musical voyage into a new sound that is darker and more uncertain. This song truly is a reflection of modern society.