The Chainsmokers are getting in touch with their darker side with their new single “Sick Boy” the first of many new songs in the works that explore the dark realities of today’s society. Circling around social media and the image that is projected there, the fear of judgment and the way social media has changed and shaped the struggles for today’s youth. “Sick Boy” calls for everyone to face the harsh realities of looking in the mirror to face what’s within and making a decision of what to portray to the world of social networking.
The Chainsmokers are a young American DJ and production duo made up of Alex Pall and Andrew Taggart. The two have been together since 2012 and released their first hit single “Selfie” in 2014. The Chainsmokers have been on fire ever since releasing one explosive track after the other. Up until this point they have adapted an EDM-pop sound focusing on love and life that fans have fallen head over heels for, but with their new single “sick Boy” it seems they are taking the music down a darker path.
In an interview with Forbes Magazine, Drew Taggart explains “‘Sick Boy’ is the first installment of this first new chapter for us”. Taggart went on to say “I feel our music’s always been lyrically, at least, like a reflection of our generation and what it’s like to be part of it in terms of relating to other people. And Romance. The next topic is a little bit darker, but I think that’s the tone of society right now”. See the full interview over at https://www.forbes.com/sites/hughmcintyre/2018/02/07/the-chainsmokers-discuss-new-single-sick-boy-and-how-their-new-music-is-darker-than-ever-before/#5bf01daf1b4f.
And it seems fans can agree, “Sick Boy” has already found its way into the US Billboard Hot 100 chart and is gaining popularity internationally. As of today, “Sick Boy” has 147,116,378 views on YouTube and has 1.4 million Likes! For all of the men, women and teens who are blaring their radios with The Chainsmokers, it looks like they are happy to follow down whatever path Pall and Taggart decide to lead.