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.
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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