After gaining over a million views on his remix of The Chainsmokers’ song, ‘Young’, Owen Norton once again impressed his melodic vibe on another Chainsmokers release. With big chords, impactful drums, and an infectious vocal arrangement, Owen puts a future bass twist on The Chainsmokers’ acoustic ballad, ‘Sick Boy’. Although he is only 18 years old,
Australian producer Yvng Jalapeño woke up one morning to an email from The Chainsmokers‘ team asking him to remix their new single “Sick Boy.” The Australian producer has made huge strides as of late, remixing Cardi B‘s inescapable “Bodak Yellow,” to rValentino Khan‘s “Pump,” and many more.
The entire first verse of this rework builds tremendous susepnse, utilizing Drew Taggart‘s pre-drop vocals from the original over crashes and rising, harmonic orchestral scales. The result of this build-up is trap mixed with experimental samples including robot noises and eclectic synths alike.
The remix’s quality, and the fact The Chainsmokers sought the producer out, tag Yvng Jalapeño as one to watch in 2018.
The Chainsmokers have dropped a surprise video for a new song “Sick Boy.”
The clip shows the duo leaning into the instrument-heavy lineup they’ve been championing of late — a musical affect that seems more akin to Twenty One Pilots than any of their EDM ‘peers.’
“How many likes is my life worth?” moans producer Drew Taggart who serves as the vocalist in the clip while co-producer Alex Pall bangs away at a piano and a drummer keeps the song alive.
While the track is sure to delight the group’s more recent fans, it’s a notably major departure from the progressive house remixes that brought them into prominence.