In the continuing evolution of the DJ and Producer duo The Chainsmokers their first song of 2018 went to a darker place than anything they have released before. This was a single named “Sick Boy” which also got a music video release which has so far been viewed by over 134 million people. This was the first time Alex Pall and Andrew Taggart hadn’t released a song in five or six months and was met with enthusiasm by their fans and newcomers to their music.
“Sick Boy” is a song about social media and people seeking likes and people to friend them. A lot of younger people have become narcissistic in their approach to social media and they need constant affirmation through it. Unfortunately, accounts such as on Facebook have become all but necessary as it can often be the only way people can be reached.
Alex Pall said this song is also about celebrity culture, although they don’t whine about the attention that they purposely chose by becoming celebrities themselves. Some successful musicians before have released songs about the circus in their life and saying they didn’t sign up for it but really, they did.
The Chainsmokers released a song in February as well called “You Owe Me” which hit #4 on the charts. This was followed more recently by “Everybody Hates Me” which has been going up the charts as well. During March The Chainsmokers also hauled in a number of awards during the iHeartRadio Awards show. They won for Dance Artist of the Year, Best Collaboration, and Dance Album of the Year. They also put on a successful set at the Ultra Music Festival that was also held in March. During this festival they put on a great show which featured six of their new songs plus their past hits. Fans really enjoyed it when Halsey came on stage to sing her part in “Closer”.
Next up for The Chainsmokers is a music video for their “Everybody Hates Me” single. We can expect them to release more singles soon and they are also working on another studio album.