The Chainsmokers: From #Selfie to Sick Boy

In 2014, The Chainsmokers had begun to make a name for themselves with the release of their smash hit “#Selfie”, a simple dance track that had gone viral due to its silly yet infectious nature. However, their most successful track, 2016’s “Closer” featuring Halsey, had gone number 1 on Billboard’s charts and was a massive worldwide success. It established The Chainsmokers as a force to be reckoned with, and this year, they are back to prove that they are here to stay.

Their newest single, “Sick Boy”, a dance-pop track, goes into serious themes beyond love and dancing. While the title suggests it may be about a child with illness, it’s actually about the dependence on social media.

A sample from the song:

“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”

Social media has become part of our everyday lives, and it consumes almost all of our days when we aren’t working. The amount of likes and retweets that we receive are what is most important to us, but does it truly matter? That’s what makes this song so unique and magical. The targeted audience for their music is primarily young adults, which is perfect for the song’s meaning. This form of purposeful pop music” has become more and more popular, and rightfully so. Incorporating meaningful lyrics alongside catchy melodies helps us become more self-aware while enjoying great music. The song, which is now available on all music platforms, also has an official music video! Give it a listen.

Alex Pall And His Work With The Chainsmokers

In order to stay popular, a musical group needs to be constantly changing the way that they do things. As time goes on and the trends change, it is important for those in the world of music to keep up with what is going on. Alex Pall was questioned about how The Chainsmokers change up their live shows so that their audience will always be happy with what they are doing. He shared that he and Andrew Taggart do not want to put on the same exact show all of the time and that they get bored of doing the same thing over and over again. Alex Pall shared that they are constantly changing the way that they do things both because they know that the audience wants that and because they want them, too.


Alex Pall was asked if he can tell a certain type of people that is following The Chainsmokers’ music. He shared that he does feel like he has an idea of who is following his music because of Instagram. He shared that he is seeing more and more international individuals come to love the music that The Chainsmokers puts out. He can also see what age of individuals most are loving the music that he and Andrew Taggart are creating. He uses Instagram to know who is liking the music that he is making. (Watch: The Chainsmokers New Song Video)


When asked how it was to work with Halsey on the song that The Chainsmokers put out with her, Alex Pall claimed that it was incredible. He shared that she was an artist that he had wanted to work with and that he was lucky to have the chance to actually make a song with her. He shared that she has a strong voice and that he likes that about her. Alex Pall was very excited to have the chance to work with Halsey. Get Additional Information Here.


Watch Pall on YouTube.