It can be difficult at times to be in the spotlight, as there are always people expecting something from those who are. This is especially the case for celebrities. When there are millions of fans that have fallen in love with a particular artist or creator, it can be limited to that person’s own life or creativity. The Chainsmokers learned this over the past couple of years since they blew up and hit the mainstream with their music production. Since 2015, the Chainsmokers have managed to become some of the most popular DJ’s on the planet, making tens of millions each year during their tours.
Just like everyone who stood in the spotlight before them, The Chainsmokers have learned what it actually means and the double-edged sword that it can be. Recently spoken with, the Chainsmokers discussed their latest turn in musical style and the decisions behind it. As many fans are aware, the Chainsmokers have recently switched to a totally different genre compared to their hits in the past, such as “Paris”, and “Closer”. Their latest single that released in January of this year is much darker and deeper than anything they’ve done so far. Much of the song is related to actual problems facing people and society around the world today. According to the duo, Alex Pall and Andrew Taggart, they were inspired to try something new to respond to their critics, but also to expand on their skills and grow as musicians.
While their new sound is not smashing the billboards like their previous upbeat EDM mixes were, it has still be taken well by audiences and fans have been happy to hear new music from the duo since they took a hiatus for almost a year. The Chainsmokers have assured their fans that they won’t be taking another break, but are hard at work creating new sounds and deeper messages to convey through their music.