The Chainsmokers were initially made up of Pall and former DJ Rhett Bixler. The Chainsmokers were re-formed as an EDM DJ duo in 2012 under the management of Adam Alpert in chainsmoker is a duo DJ/production group that consist of Alex Pall and Andrew Taggart. They hit the scene hard in 2014 with their hit song #selfie. The debut EP was released in October 2015 titled Bouquet.
The EP managed to climb to top 10 on the US billboard top 100. Their single don’t let me down win a Grammy for best dance recording. The duo’s first live performance was opening for Timeflies at Terminal 5 in September 2014.
Fast forward to 2018.The Chainsmokers gave their loyal listeners, and eager new adopters, a new gift on January 17, 2018, in the form of the new dance-rock track, “Sick Boy”. Sick Boy is a very deep and dark song.
Lyrics from Sick Boy:
“I’m from the east side of America
Where we choose pride over character
And we can pick sides, but this is us, this is us, this is
I live on the west side of America
Where they spin lies into fairy dust
And we can pick sides, but this is us, this is us, this is us”
After 9 months of not releasing any new songs, The Chainsmokers thinks that “Sick Boy” will be a success for them. The duo recently performed at the Conrad hotel in New York City, at a Hilton and American Express card member special event.
The Chainsmoker recently had a very detailed interview with forbes.com and it is a very interesting read. They talk about the single Sick Boy, what motivates them to do such a dark record, a new era in their music and a whole lot more. Don’t sleep on The Chainsmokers, this is a very promising year for them.