On The Run II is bracketed by a pair of slow dances. OK, technically it’s bracketed by Jay-Z’s “Holy Grail” — with Beyoncé taking over Justin Timberlake’s hook duties and thrashing her hair in circles during the Nirvana interpolation — and “APESHIT,” the rousing Migos-powered lead single from the Carters’ new collaborative album Everything Is … More »
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.
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Love them or hate them, there is no denying The Chainsmokers‘ exhilarating music abilities along with their endless versatility in writing and production. Alex Paul and Drew Taggart have made their mark from multiple chart topping singles like “Closer” and “Roses,” to winning a Grammy, two American Music Awards and five iHeart Radio Music Awards. They’ve certainly come a long way from their “Selfie” days.
In their most recent venture, the pair release a five-track pop leaning EP called Sick Boy…Side Effects, which serves as a witty title playing off two of the tracks featured on the work. The EP features four previously released singles, one of which feature’s They.‘s very own Drew Love, and one new one called “Side Effects” featuring the lovely Emily Warren, who was also featured on their album Memories…Do Not Open.
In this tune the guys channel a classic house sound and compound it with a lively bassline, warm atmospherics and a stunning vocal from Emily that captivates from the moment the track starts.
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