For fans of electronic dance music and the Chainsmokers, 2018 started off with a bang. The EDM duo from New York has released two new tracks since the beginning of the year, “Sick Boy” and “You Owe Me” and which demonstrate the pair’s desire to explore more emotional and pertinent content and to infuse EDM with their spirit and voice.
The Chainsmokers, founded by Alex Pall and Drew Taggart, was created six years ago when the pair began to make alternate versions of indie music. Their breakout song, “#Selfie” garnered them a reputation for their unique style and spirit of EDM and the single propelled the Chainsmokers up the music charts in both the United States and international dance and electronic music ranks and into mainstream popularity. (See: Chainsmokers on Beatport: The Chainsmokers)
By drawing inspiration from the electronic, folk, and indie music, the developments of Pall and Taggart have been prolific artists and in 2017 released the Chainsmokers debut album “Memories…Do Not Open”, which went platinum in August 2017 and led to their first tour and a regular performance venue through Wynn Nightlife. See This Article to learn more.
The Chainsmokers is striving to make their music relatable and universal, latest releases bring a new depth and perspective to EDM. More comfortable and relaxed in their art, Pall and Taggart have begun bringing attention to the relevant issues of their generation. Melding the topics of the day with music that grabs the attention and encourages dancing brings these topics to the forefront allows the pair and there to remain enthusiastic in the Chainsmokers music. This exploration also gives The Chainsmokers a platform for their ideas and a way to keep their art meaningful to the era.
The Chainsmokers have much to say and now that they are drawing upon current issues, the emotional content and depth will widen the appeal of electronic music. By going deep, the Chainsmokers will make sure that EDM will never be the same.