The Chainsmokers don’t keep fans waiting for long when it comes to new music releases. They have managed to perpetually place music lovers on their toes thanks to a wide spectrum of genre-spanning releases, including country music, pop, and dubstep collaborations, in addition to their feel-good electronic crossover releases. Drew Taggart and Alex Pall seemingly have another new track loaded in the relase cannon, as they recently tweeted out that they had a studio session with blink-182 that proved exceptionally fruitful.
Just did a session with blink182 and wrote an amazing song. We can die happy now
Superstar EDM duo The Chainsmokers have added another stroke of brilliance to their ongoing Sick Boy project, enlisting Stockholm-born vocalist Winona Oak on “Hope.” Based on the relatable themes outlined in this project, The Chainsmokers continue a dark, emotion-driven phase while bridging multiple genre gaps in the process.
The track’s rhythm and light synth patterns create a tropical-house feel, adding a soothing background for its verses of combined vocal contributions from Oak and Drew Taggart. Harmonic vocals and drum hits also push this into the indie-pop category, further proving the duo’s versatility across genres. Fans are also gifted with an official lyric video, featuring all parties associated singing on a wooden floor.
Apparently The Chainsmokers‘ recent release with NGHTMRE isn’t the only hard-hitting release on Sick Boy. The duo continue their stream of releases from the now seven-track collection with “Siren,” which is a collaboration with Aazar.
The opening of the track features Drew Taggart‘s vocals. Those who have listened to the duo’s live sets will recognize Taggart’s singing, as the duo has been cutting in his vocal clips into their performances. His singing leads to an intense drop, which was seemingly manufactured for club play, thanks to its infectious notes.
The Chainsmokers’ Sick Boy EP has been an intriguing mix of commercial chart-toppers and gritty dubstep releases, taking the duo back to their electronic roots. “Siren” is another example of their versatile production abilities, following the release of other EP hits like “Everybody Hates Me” and September’s “This Feeling.”
Call The Chainsmokers output radio fodder, but fans will be hard pressed to call their newest collaboration with NGHTMRE remotely close to the pop music that propelled the duo to megastardom. The track is titled “Save Yourself,” and it is a part of The Chainsmokers’ steady stream of releases, landing as the sixth track on their EP, Sick Boy.
Fans were surprised when NGHTMRE previewed the joint project during his EDC Las Vegas performance, and the full release proves that a live set is the track’s perfect home. “Save Yourself” features a monstrous bassline holding steady through dancing chords that build into cutting dubstep breaks. Drew Taggart is the vocalist on the track, which manages to complement the heavy production without being the focal point of the song. The Chainsmokers spoke in an official release about how the track serves as a ‘coming home’ for the duo, in a departure of their dominating pop sound.
“We are really excited about this tune. Tyler (NGHTMRE) has been a good friend of ours for sometime and we always talked about how great it would be to work together on a song. We have always been a huge fan of his style of producing and thought that if we came together on a song we could make something really unique and badass, and the idea of making something really gnarly was very appealing… We come from the dance world, those are our roots and we are really excited to release a song that is deeply rooted in that with NGHTMRE.”
The Chainsmokers never cease to surprise — this time in the form of Camila Mendes starring in their “Side Effects” music video. Mendes plays Veronica Lodge on the CW’s Riverdale, and is certainly an unexpected choice as the lead for the video. The track itself features Emily Warren, and it was the fifth and final release of The Chainsmokers’ latest EP, Sick Boy…Side Effects.
Mendes plays a hotel worker, and she is told by her boss that she will be working over the weekend. Her frustration turns to conviction as she rips off her hotel uniform and makes the world her dance floor. She dances around the pool, on a security guard, and through the hotel hallways. Racy scenes play in the background of her dancing, and if viewers pay close enough attention, they will see Pall and Taggart of The Chainsmokers make cameos in the video.
Nevada-native 18-year-old Sarah Hodge has lived with life-threatening Cystic Fibrosis since birth. Recently, Hodge was under the impression that she would be attending a Make-A-Wish event as an ambassador, however she quickly realized this was not the case as she walked into Intrigue Nightclub in Las Vegas and found herself being greeted by none other than Alex Pall and Drew Taggart of The Chainsmokers.
The famed duo teamed up with Wynn Nightlife and Make-A-Wish Southern Nevada to make Hodge’s dreams of being a producer come true, giving her a brand new MacBook Pro with a suite of editing software installed. Pall and Taggart also gave her a hands on demonstration as to how to use her new equipment during their time together at Intrigue.
The teen spoke with local news outlets about her experience, and what she hopes to achieve in music production. “I walk through the doors and there’s a room full of people including my family,” she says. “And then I looked the other way and there’s these two guys holding a Macbook Pro which was my wish. And they’re The Chainsmokers.” She also states that her goal is to be the person behind the scenes producing the music for Billboard top 40 artists in the future.
With a personal tutorial under her belt, and a whole host of new equipment, Hodge can say her dream came true, thanks to the help of The Chainsmokers.
The Chainsmokers cannot seem to stay out of the spotlight. Over recent years, the American DJ Duo have taken over the world with their pop drop sound that has captivated all walks of life. The sound that helped to build the EDM brand was cemented when they duo dropped their “Memories Do Not Open” Album
NGHTMRE has had a stream of high-profile collaborations in the past year with the likes of Dillon Francis and Ghastly, proving there’s no stopping him. The LA-based producer played a collaboration he has coming out with The Chainsmokers during his EDC Las Vegas set. The track showcases a different direction for both NGHTMRE and The Chainsmokers, with Drew Taggart‘s vocals falling into a dirty drop. The Chainsmokers have been leaning pop as of late, while NGHTMRE is known for his kicking bass drops.
No information has been released about the track name or release date, but fans attending an upcoming Chainsmokers or NGHTMRE show can expect to hear it played. Fans can listen to the new track starting at 14:35 of NGHTMRE’s set on Mixcloud.
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Following hit songs such as “Somebody,” “Sick Boy,” “Closer,” and “Don’t Let Me Down,” The Chainsmokers have just pulled off a major accomplishment for their songs by winning ASCAP’s Songwriter of the Year award. Drew Taggart was awarded Songwriter of the Year by the American Society of Composers, Authors, and Publishers (ASCAP). During Drew’s speech