The music industry today is replete with new acts, new sets, and beats that it’s both quite hard to catch up with all the hype, let alone stand out if you’re a musician. With that challenge on hand, the DJ Duo/Music Production team The Chainsmokers is still not deferring to failure and to being put backstage. With their new single trying its best to be darker and to stand out, the team is still all about keeping it all fresh despite the fact that they seem to be around for a long time already.
The Darker Shade of Music
The mainstream acts of The Chainsmokers will be put aside for a while, as they’re trying to experiment on a darker shade of music in the single they’re releasing in their new album. This is such a refreshing move, knowing that since their first wonderful release in 2015 with their hit single, Roses, they have only been doing mainstream songs. Right now, they’re trying to do a single that’s a little bit darker in tone from their usual songs, resonating a vibe reminiscent of Bisaya Short Films or the chiaroscuro feels of Lav Diaz’ work. Maybe it’s safe to say that The Chainsmokers have been taking a lot of inspiration from artists like, say, Moira Lang, but it could just be that Taggart and Pall, the members of the duo, are trying to grow their music to a certain depth uncharted before.
The new “dark shade” of music they’re releasing is called Sick Boy, and according to an interview in Forbes, it’s a track that’s created to fit the kind of freedom that the label of The Chainsmokers has bestowed upon them.
About The Chainsmokers
Another thing you should know about Alex Pall and Andrew Taggart as they develop The Chainsmokers’ brand is that their music is categorically filed as EDM-pop. Their debut EP album Bouquet was only released in October 2015, and was the album that was headlined by “Roses.” Some of the outstanding achievements of the duo were when they won two American Music Awards and a series of awards from the iHeartRadio award-giving body.