The Chainsmokers musical style is a mix of pop music, indie, hip-hop, and dance music. Some of their main musical influences are deadmau5, Taylor Swift, Blink-182, Pharrell Williams, and Explosions in the Sky among others. The two members of this group are Andrew “Drew” Taggart and Alex Pall. Alex is from Westchester County, New York, while Taggart is from Freeport, Maine. They first came together as The Chainsmokers in 2012 and they are managed by Adam Alpert.
Their latest single, “Sick Boy”, is the beginning of a new chapter for this band. It’s a much darker song than ones they have released in the past. The Chainsmokers say that this song is the start of a new phase in their professional careers as they move beyond what they have released in the past. Drew Taggart commented in an interview that they hadn’t released a song in months which was unusual for them as they had been releasing songs on a monthly basis for quite awhile.
“Sick Boy” grew out of The Chainsmokers frustration that occurs being a famous person. People in this position tend to become a caricature of themselves. People also believe the things that are written in articles by people that don’t actually know anything about what they are talking about. Drew Taggart added that you eventually become someone you actually aren’t which is very challenging. They decided to make a song about this which ended up making the song dark. the song is also about social media and how people form opinions about other people on it about others which is something everybody is subject to.
The Chainsmokers record label is Disruptor Records. This label is a partnership between their manager, Adam Alpert, and Sony Music Entertainment. They had released a number of singles, such as “#Selfie” and “Let You Go”. Their first album was Bouquet and this was soon followed up by Collage. Their last album, released on April 7, 2017, was Memories…Do Not Open. This album was number one on the Billboard 200 when it released and in August 2017 it achieved certified platinum status.