Alex Pall and Drew Taggart are the hit duo called “The Chainsmokers.” They have released many major hit songs over the last couple years, and came into the spotlight in 2015 with their hit single “Roses.” Since then they’ve gone on to work with other major artists such as Coldplay and Halsey. There was a brief hiatus for The Chainsmokers in 2017, they went nine months without releasing a song, which for them is a little irregular as they were previously releasing a song almost every month.
The first song to break their nine month radio silence is titled “Sick Boy” and has a different tone than what we are used to hearing from the duo. Some people are saying it is a darker tone, Drew Taggart has stated in an interview that the duo likes to be current in their music, they like their music to reflect how society is today. That being said, Drew thinks that our society has a darker tone recently, and they wanted to reflect that in their song. He also stated that their music is a reflection of their lives and what is going on around them in their own environment.
Taggart says that the inspiration for the single is frustration and anger. They’ve blew to fame very quickly in 2015, and had to adjust just as fast. With fame comes a lot of fans that look up to you and hang on every word, and a lot of headlines. Sometimes the news can manipulate a story and will say things that aren’t true.
The Chainsmokers say that they have been working really hard on their music as of late, and that a lot more will be coming this year. They have a lot of stuff they want to say, and a lot that they want to be heard.