Some people say that music is in a good place right now, but others tend to say the complete opposite. If you’re more of a fan for going out and purchasing your music from a physical location, then you’re probably nostalgic of the past era. For those who want to acquire as much music as possible from online websites, this new era is definitely your domain. Though the market is flooded with copious amounts of songs and artists, much of this new music isn’t too good. There are some exceptions to the rule and The Chainsmokers demonstrates this notion perfectly.
The Chainsmokers isn’t your standard band. This is a production duo of two individuals that crossed paths just a few years ago. Alex Pall, a former-practicing disc jockey, worked at an art gallery in Manhattan. Drew Taggart was a student at Syracuse University. Adam Alpert, a manager in the music business, introduced the two individuals because there was an opening for a spot in an up-and-coming band. Once the two individuals got together in 2012, they began their professional music career by producing remixes. The Chainsmokers was now formed, but what direction would it go in? Since the group had a wide range of styles, it couldn’t be classified in one specific genre. The Duo “dibbed and dabbed” in pop, in hip hop and in indie.
Fast-forward to today and The Chainsmokers have a ton of hits under their belt. Dance tracks and up-tempo tunes were their specialty, which helped the band accrue a number of hits like “Selfie,” “Roses” and “Don’t Let Me Down.” For 2018, this dynamic duo has switched its game plan by introducing a darker style of music. The new track, “Sick Boy,” is the duo’s first track in about nine months, and it’s causing a stir. This song perfectly matches the tone of American society, which is why so many people can relate to it. The label gives the duo free-range for creating. In a sense, you can become a product of your environment and this hot, new song epitomizes it to the fullest.