The Chainsmokers is an EDM band that hails from New York City. They have been around since 2012 and this group is one of the most popular EDM/pop bands today. The group has millions of fans in the U.S. and around the world. Chainsmokers is primarily known for their up-tempo EDM laced jams. They performed in the New York City area for two years before gaining critical success with their first hit jam Selfie in 2014.
Selfie helped to pave the way for their future hits which came in 2016. Don’t Let Me Down featuring Daya was their first major hit. This song came out in 2016 and it peaked at number 3 on the Billboard Charts. Later that year in March of 2016 they released Closer and it peaked at the number 1 position on Billboard. Paris came out in January of 2017 and it swept the country. The song peaked at the number 6 position.
In 2018 the Chainsmokers have released another song called Sick Boy. This song was a serious departure from their previous music. Sick Boy was a tune that had a lot of dark overtones. It was about the state of humanity and how divisive life is in America. The Chainsmokers stated that they wanted to do this song because it was time to switch their music around. They believed that their songs about love and romance were dated and needed to release something different.
Another reason why they went for a darker and different sound had to do with the market. The Chainsmokers realized that a lot of the music that was being produced sounded too much like their own. They had to push in another direction to get away from that repetitive musical style.
Many critics have a mixed reaction toward the song and the fans generally like it. However, the song only made it to the 65th position on the Billboard charts. Only time will tell if this song will go on to become a big hit like some of their previous recordings. People should also note that Chainsmokers new sound and approach to music will probably make them less commercially successful than in the past.