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Diving into The Chainsmokers’ new single “Side Effects”

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The Chainsmokers broke onto the music scene in 2014, and with their most recent single, “Side Effects,” their career shows no signs of slowing. The Chainsmokers formed in 2012 and is comprised of two DJs, Alex Pall and Andrew Taggart. Their music has featured a wide variety of artists, from DJ Tiesto, Halsey, and Daya, to Priyanka Chopra and Phoebe Ryan. Thanks to the collaborative efforts of artists from all over the world, the musical stylings of this pair are eclectic, upbeat, and mesmerizing. The style was described by bandmate Taggart as “blurring the lines between indie, pop music, dance music, and hip-hop.” It is perhaps this very energy that launched the duo into success a mere two years after their formation. With hits like “Closer,” “Don’t Let Me Down,” and “Roses” on their roster, “Side Effects” is the fifth single released in 2018 and is leaving fans hungry in anticipation for their next Album, Sick Boy.

“Side Effects” features a mid-tempo intro with a heavy bass line, the vocals by Emily Warren pair with the beat in a way that invokes the romance present in the nightlife. The video stars Camila Mendes, an actress known for her role as Veronica on the CW series Riverdale. Mendes plays an employee named Riley, who after receiving the news that she will be working on the weekend, rips off her uniform and explodes into dance throughout the hotel. We see Riley dance in front of a few background characters, from the couple making out in the pool, to the stuffy security guard in the hotel halls. The video ends with daylight barely rising, and Riley slowly walking away from the hotel.

Although the song and video themselves are both very brief, the combination of fast-paced music with the gleeful energy of the main character work to create an infectious party song. The video is something any young, disgruntled twentysomething can relate to after a busy work week, and the song truly encompasses the spirit of The ChainSmokers music-lively, upbeat, and ready to bust away from the typical day-to-day drivel. With tracks like this, The Chainsmokers have secured their spot on Billboard’s Hot 100, and it looks like the band is here to stay.

https://www.billboard.com/articles/news/dance/8280568/the-chainsmokers-everybody-hates-me-video

Alex Pall Shaking the Music Industry

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Recently Chainsmokers released their hottest track “Closer” which was anticipated for by fans. Unlike their previous songs specifically “Don’t Let Me Down” and “Roses,” closer features Andrew Taggart, one half of the duo and Alex pall singing. Pall and Taggart are working to reveal themselves in the music industry more and more every day. They are working on being accepted as true artists who express thoughts and feelings in their music. Recently, the Chainsmokers did an interview talking about how music came to being part of their life, their radio banger and how their audience has grown.

Alex Pall was a DJ in New York, and then he worked as an art gallery where he realized dance music was taking most of his time because he was passionate about it. He was working then with their current manager who introduced him to Drew, and he got into music officially. Andrew Taggart was in college where he also had an interest in DJ and dance music, and he struggled by attending auditions and doing productions. Then he met a child who worked for Alex’s manager who told him there is a duo called Chainsmokers but one of them is leaving, and he thought Andre would fit the position. Andrew took a bus from Maine to New York, met Alex, they connected, and the next day they were making music, and four years later they have released “Closer.”

The duo was positive about making their career in music work. According to Pall, he knew it would work because they both knew what they wanted and they mostly had conversations about how they loved music growing up. They always had conversations about their album and how to get their audience to relate to their songs deeper and deeper. Taggart stated that is both challenging and easy to be a DJ duo when you want to build a strong identity as artists. The pair stopped limiting themselves to dance music, and they started releasing all kinds of music which were accepted by their fans such as “Roses” and “Don’t Let Me Down.” According to Pall, they have gone around the world three times to cater to the needs of their expanding audience.
http://thechainsmokers.com/alex-pall