Chainsmokers: Sick Boy Sensations

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.

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Paul Wesley

While he may be remembered as a vampire with never-ending conflicts with his brother in The CW’s The Vampire Diaries, he is facing even darker roles in his more recent work.

In William Francis Hoffman’s musical Cal in Camo, he plays a character named Flynt, who is dealing with the grief of losing his wife by spending time with his sister and her husband, who are facing their own demons. Each character in the ambiguous play have one main thing in common, they are all lost and trying to find themselves again. Playing his role as Flynt in Cal in Camo was very different compared to the role he played as Stefan Salvatore in The Vampire Diaries for almost eight years. He spoke in an interview about how working on the same script for months helps you discover and learn more everyday about who your character truly is.
Paul Wesley
Paul Wesley also worked recently on the film Before I Disappear playing the character Gideon. This film tells the story of a man named Richie, who is at very difficult place in life, and is asked by his distant sister to watch his eleven year old niece for a few hours. Not only did Paul act in the film, but he was a also a first-time producer on this project. He had spent two years on this film and his hard work paid off after the positive feedback and massive success.

Paul Wesley

Another recent project Paul was a part of was Amira & Sam. The film is a romantic drama about an army veteran adjusting to being back home after a long journey when he meets Amira, who is an Iraqi immigrant. Paul plays the character Charlie who presents Sam with a profitable opportunity, but not everything goes as planned for the couple.

Paul Wesley