The chainsmokers have been around the music scene since 2012 and have had a ton of success with their music. They just released their newest summer anthem “Side Effects” and recently talked to Billboard.com about their growth as artists and where they are at in their careers now.
The chainsmokers are used to playing huge concerts in the club every weekend but they recently played at the Hollywood Palladium and they loved it. Drew Taggart told Billboard that “it’s really fun anytime we play a show in LA” while Alex Pall mentioned how often they get to play in clubs so the smaller venue was a good change of pace for them. That change of pace has spread to their newest song, “Side Effects” which released in Late July and has a very disco feel to it. The rest of their songs this year have been more mellow, low key jams while this song is “definitely funky” according to Taggart.
This song goes along with their general pattern of writing about what they feel, what they observe and especially about millennial relationships. They love thinking about things near and far and are very interested in sci-fi and the internet. Within this age of ultra-connectedness they enjoy looking at things everyone is doing online and poking fun at it without condemning it. The song also features Emily Warren, who is a frequent collaborator with the duo. The Chainsmokers love working with Warren as they find her funny and very intelligent and easy for them to get along with.
The Chainsmokers first found fame with their hit song “Closer“ and that song still holds a significant place in their hearts. They view that song as the middle point of their growing up as artists and a very personal song. It was actually the first song that Taggart had ever sung on and he has continued with his singing, singing more and more in recent years and really enjoying his time doing it. One thing is guaranteed with the Chainsmokers: They aren’t going to slow down anytime soon.