The Chainsmokers are an American duo who specialize in dance-rock music. They do DJ work and production. The first song they ever released was “#Selfie” which made its debut in 2014 and went on to achieve international success by breaking into the top 20 singles in multiple nations. Their debut album, released in October 2015, was Bouquet. Since that time they have released two other albums which are College and Memories…Do Not Open.
Following up on this success, the Chainsmokers have now released a new single called “Sick Boy”. It takes a darker dip than most of their catalog does. The two members of this band are Alex Pall and Andrew Taggert. Alex recently sat down for a radio interview with Ryan Seacrest to discuss this song. He says the point of the song is that everyone nowadays is on social media which isn’t necessarily bad but dark things do happen as a result. The challenge is how you show yourself to the world which is a self-inflicted wound by being on social media at all and yet being on things like Facebook and Twitter are becoming unavoidable. He says he and his bandmate live the 24-hour fame lifestyle so they know what the cost is of having little to no privacy as well as the general public quick to judge.
Alex Paul and Andrew Taggart wrote this song along with Tony Ann, their keyboardist, and Emily Warren who is a professional songwriter of acclaim. It was partially produced by Shaun Frank. Since its release the song is doing well in the US, Canada, New Zealand, Australia, the UK, Germany, France, and other European nations.
The Chainsmokers first got together in 2012. At the time it was Alex Paul and Rhett Bixler. After Bixler left the band Andrew Taggart heard about this and left Syracuse University in order to join the band. The Chainsmokers band name came about because Pall had been attending New York University when he came up with it and as many college students do he enjoyed smoking marijuana from time to time.