The Chainsmokers are a duo that consists of Alex Pall as well as Andrew Taggart. They had their first breakthrough hit with the song #Selfie, in 2014. This song became a top 20 single in quite a few countries and helped the duo achieve worldwide recognition. And after that, it was just all uphill from there. They were on their way to great success. Even though it might seem that they have been around for a bit, it is really only about 2 years since they have started seeing the joys of success.
Their next hit was the song “Roses” and from there they have been unstoppable. Then came the hit songs “Paris,” “Something Just Like This” which they did with Coldplay. Then the “Closer” with Halsey which was number one for twelve weeks, and the Grammy-winning song “Don’t Let Me Down,”. This song also featured Daya, a relative newcomer to the music business.
With this type of success, they might have been tempted to continue with the type of music that had gotten them to this point. Indeed, most musical groups would have, but not this group, they decided that they wanted a challenge. They changed their sound slightly, to what they consider to be a little bit darker. So along came the single “Sick Boy” which has a bit of a different sound. The video has been described as visually stunning as well. With this new twist on a sound, they are onto the next phase of their new success.
The Chainsmokers like to think that their music reflects society and their generation. They discussed that as being the reason that their new sound in music has changed a bit. They feel that the tone in society recently has been more along the dark side and that their music is just a reflection of this. They also feel that their frustration with how they might be portrayed, incorrectly in the media, was another deciding factor in how their new sound came about. They channeled their frustration about this and their anger into their new sound. It seems to be working very well for them.