After a nine month lull, electronic DJ duo The Chainsmokers, composed of talented musicians and producers Alex Pall and Drew Taggart, finally released their newest single entitled “Sick Boy.” The song, unlike their previously produced hits, hints at a more brooding side of the duo. Described in press releases as “a song about self-identity in today’s world and standing tall in the face of what you can and can’t control,” the track was both unexpected and well received. Eclectic fans of the artists didn’t hesitate to welcome the change with open arms, prompting a quick release of a similar second installment “You Owe Me” only one month later.
When asked by Forbes about what encouraged the new sound, Taggart said “Honestly, frustration. A little bit of anger…We realized we just need to put our reaction to all of that kind of stuff into the music.” Some would consider the quick transition into a different sound risky, considering the group only just shot into success in 2015, producing music that was borderline Top 40, but it’s clear The Chainsmokers are confident in the progression of their music and rightfully so. The duo recently found themselves sinking further into fame after landing on the charts with the record breaking title of the first #1 Dance Artist on Billboard’s recently created Dance 100 list, accompanied by an insanely impressive performance at Ultra Miami 2018. The team of talented musicians are displaying a natural aptitude for more than just music, fearlessly and unapologetically taking charge of the direction they want their careers to go. Fans and critics alike are expecting The Chainsmokers to become the next powerhouse of the music scene and from the looks of it they’re making all the right moves, showing no signs of slowing down anytime soon.
The Chainsmokers’s new sound track hit “Closer,” was released as of yesterday featuring Halsey. In contrast to their previous singles such as “Don’t Let Me Down” and “Roses”, Andrew Taggart (the other half of Chainsmokers) will be seen singing.
Artists who sing their own songs are typical and usual in the music world, however, the Chainsmokers duo deviates from the usual and regular stints where DJs depend on vocalists and songwriters to add that human presence in their skillfully created sonics. The duo’s leap into putting their special brand of disco tunes is nicely interwoven in their desire to be acknowledged as genuine musicians and performers who have points of view compared to unidentified individuals positioned within the DJ booth.
While other artists prefer to perform behind wide expanses of musical instruments and other types of stage camouflage Alex Pall and Andrew Taggart chose to expose their selves more on each stage performance, where they display a personal familiarity into a category lacks passion and enthusiasm.
In an interview on how they would progress as a pair, how they would substantiate their identity, and their new track, Alex Pall said that he grew up as a DJ since it was his past-time. He said he deejay all over New York, like a small time work that was not really just a hobby but something he really wants to do.
Pall revealed that it was frightening living it up in the city doing something that is not really considered as a job but more of like a diversion for fun. Then after some time he said he was in an art gallery – when he realized that his life is being overwhelmed by dance music and he wanted to make a go for it in the proper direction.
He was working at that time with the same manager that they now have who acquainted him with Drew. That’s when the two met and began working together. He quit his job and left Maine and joined Drew.
As for Andrew Taggart, he said he met Alex through a kid who works for Pall’s manager, who told him that the Chainsmokers need another guy on the team and he would be a good choice. So he took a bus from Maine, and joined Alex in New York.
Before going site seeing for the day, Kim Dao and her friend ,Amilie, looked over some professional pictures that were taken of them at the Harry Potter studio. The two women had sunnyside up eggs for breakfast. Although she liked the pictures, Kim Dao was sorry she couldn’t get the videos. The friends went to Oxford to roam around and get something more to eat. The twosome went for an English breakfast for lunch. Kim Dao had some sausage links, what looked like baked beans, and English chips. Amilie had a mushroom, what look like green peas, some English chips, and what looks like steak. Learn more: https://twitter.com/kimdaoblog?lang=en
Kim Dao and Amilie walked around the English gardens outside of Oxford University. Oxford University had lush green lawns, trees, and hedges. Kim Dao said that this campus was more beautiful than her college camous when she went to school in Australia. The old Oxford building had climbing ivy growing on the side of the stone structure. There was a middle-ages castle that was part of the camps right near the cricket pitch. The buildings looked like they were built in Shakespeare’s time. These ancient structures houses students and teachers studying English, Philosophy, Medicine, and more. Before going home, the women stopped off for some milk shakes and came back home to relax and take Teddy for a walk. Learn more: https://www.odigo.jp/profile/kimdao
For dinner Amilie and Kim Dao had some leftover KFC chicken with mashed potatoes, salad, and rice. Kim Dao had two small chocolate puddings for dessert. Learn more: http://inspirery.com/kim-dao/