Alex Pall and Andrew Taggart are a popular duo known by the name of The Chainsmokers. They are a DJ and production duo performing and producing electronic dance music, or EDM for short.
Over the last few years, the music duo has seen a rise in popularity and fame, winning a number of music awards and have had several singles ranking near the top of many music chart lists is several countries. The Chainsmokers saw the start of their rise in popularity in 2014 after the release of their breakthrough song #Selfie.
After that, The Chainsmokers took off and now have a following of loyal listeners and are among the most widely preferred EDM bands in the United Kingdom. Recently, The Chainsmokers released their new track called Sick Boy. The song had its debut in the first half of January at the start of this year. So far, their new song has been climbing the charts.
The song is a different addition to their portfolio. It is dance-rock, and it has slightly darker lyrics than most of their previous pieces. Many fans of the EDM duo are wondering what this new direction means for The Chainsmokers and their music and if it is going to be their new genre.
As with all of the other songs that The Chainsmokers has produced, Sick Boy is also written from the heart. Chainsmoker Alex Pall shed some light on it and explained that the song is a representation of living in the spotlight of fame and fandoms but still owning the situation and your life. Fame comes in a packaged deal with very little next to no privacy, and many celebrities are used to complain about it yet still look for the spotlight relentlessly.
Alex Pall explains that his and Drew Taggart see the spotlight as a prison that they want to be in and see their work as their religion. That explanation is also reflected in their music. Both feel deeply about the topic and wanted to share it with their fans as they like to be very personal in their music which bridges the gap.