The Chainsmokers are an EDM-pop duo who are well renown across the world with hits like “Closer,” “Don’t Let Me Down,” and “Something Just Like This.” The two members are consist of Alex Pall and Andrew Taggart who released their album “Memories…Do Not Open” last year. An article by Billboard with an interview talks about their new hit “Side Effects,” and how fame has influenced their music. The catchy song came out for the summer on July 27. The track features Emily Warren and Billboard sat with the duo to speak about the new song and on their new direction. The duo recently talked about playing at a Palladium show and seeing old friends in attendance. Both talked about how it was relaxing and funny to see old friends. Andrew Taggart reminisced about seeing the craziest crowd in Canada and how much they love music. Taggart also explains their newest jam as their new direction, a much slower and funkier song than they usually create. The music they craft a lot of the time is how they are feeling at the moment and that is to explain for the happier and upbeat tone. The group specifically likes writing about millennials and the decisions that they can make – good or bad. The other member, Pall, notices that there is a lot going on in the world to write about and that the internet has made it much easier to do so. The web is in a bunch of their songs and on how it can make people’s lives better or worse. The duo likes to point to the irony of the internet ruining relationships and life in general. They then talk about their frequent contributor Emily Warren, who they really flow with as an artist. The duo describes it as easy to work with her and in getting her name out into the world. The group sees itself years from now continuing to make music and touring around the world. The article concludes that the group will continue to put out new music and work hard.

Billboard Article

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https://www.billboard.com/music/the-chainsmokers