The Chainsmokers have been in the mainstream spotlight for the EDM scene for two years now, but some fans of the brand feel like it has been decades. The duo has accomplished a lot, and really emerged in the spotlight in 2015, when they released “Roses”. The duo has since been on the top ten lists for not months, but years. This type of success also comes with major pressure to perform and hone their craft. The Chainsmokers have released their new song “Sick Boy”, which is a single with a darker twist to their style of music, which can be described traditionally as a blend between Electronic Dance Music, or EDM, and Top 40 pop music.
The duo could certainly respond to the pressure to perform by introducing a new song every month, which is what they traditionally do. But the duo took nine months to create “Sick Boy”. The song represents the duo’s desire to respond to the critics. Ever since they became famous, the duo has not been seen well by the critics, many of whom have never met Alex and Andrew, and criticize their lifestyle along with their music. This angers the duo, but they wanted to release that anger with a darker song. It also is a new chapter in the legacy of the Chainsmokers as artists. While the song is still electronically minded, it is a new style for Alex and Andrew.
The duo recently performed at the Conrad hotel in New York City, where there was an American Express Card Member and Hilton member special event. Since the duo has developed as artists and as people, they are more clear on what they want to communicate through their music. This allows the duo to talk about problems in society of the present day, and allows them to make a message to the world.