It seems that new musicians are created daily, new songs are played on the radio and go viral so quickly that it is difficult to keep up with. Usually, when this happens a group or artist will release a hit or two, their names will be heard and then they simply disappear. One day they are there, the next they are replaced by something new. This is not the case with The Chainsmokers. The duo made up of Drew Taggart and Alex Pall was originally made famous for their comedy song “#Selfie” in 2015. Though this was intended to be comedic, the group quickly released following songs that made it to the top of the charts. Over time, their music has become more professional with the inclusion of major artists such as Coldplay and Halsey. The group has even been able to assist another artist to enter the spotlight as they did with Daya in their hit song “Don’t Let Me Down.”
The past three years have seen major success for the group. With the release of what they consider to be an average of one song per month, their recent break in production has spanned around nine months. Recently, they have returned to the spotlight with their new single “Sick Boy,” ad to say that this song differs from the majority of their previous releases is an understatement. The group acknowledges how much of a difference there is between their newest single and previous release, but states that this was very intentional. The Chainsmokers claim that their past music has been a reflection of their generation, what that generation loves, enjoys, and feels. The new single is the first step into the darker side of that generation, and their next releases will follow suit shedding light on the side that most people don’t want to acknowledge.