The Chainsmokers Latest Song Takes The Band In A New Direction

The latest release from the pop group The Chainsmokers, “Sick Boy”, has a darker, more sinister sound than what we are used to from Electronic Dance Music powerhouse. The lyrics in past hits for the duo of Alex Pall and Drew Taggart have always hit on current issues both personal and social, and the lyrics to “Sick Boy” are no different. Their latest release though, sounds angrier than the songs that put The Chainsmokers on the map.

Originally The Chainsmokers consisted of Alex Pall and DJ Rhett Bixler. When Bixler left in 2012 Pall was introduced to Drew Taggart by their manager Adam Alpert. At the time they were mainly remixing songs from indie bands, until in the same year they collaborated with Priyanka Chopra on the single “Erase”. Since then it’s been a series of one hit after the other.

The Chainsmokers can never be considered slackers. Their fans have gotten used to them putting out a new song almost every month. “Sick Boy” though was released nearly nine months after their last release. The work they put into it shows where they are musically and personally.

When asked in a recent interview by Hugh Mcintyre why the lyrics to “Sick Boy” are noticeably darker than past songs, Taggart responded, “Honestly, frustration. A little bit of anger”. “Sick Boy” is about the social media world we live in and how it has created legions of narcissists. Lines in the song such as…

“Feed yourself with my life’s work. How many likes is my life worth?”

…hit at the heart of the frustration and anger felt by Pall and Taggart and anyone else who feels overwhelmed and consumed by social media. Taggart goes on to say “We think about how we relate to the world now with social media, and how much your projecting. You can only tell so much of a story there, too”

Sick Boy” doesn’t point fingers or make excuses for the evils that social media can create, it’s about how we handle the responses we get when we put an opinion out there.

“Make no Mistake, I live in a prison. That I built of my own religion”.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FM7MFYoylVs

Kim Dao Has Her London Meetup and Tours London

On Sunday morning July 2nd, Kim Dao arrived at King’s Crossing to attend her meetup for her YouTube channel subscribers and also see a Hary Potter exhibit. After traveling up two escalators, Kim Dao noticed a very long line for the exhibit. She decided to stop off at a Harry Potter shop to look at sweaters, purses, and other clothing similar the costumes and accessories that the characters wore in the Harry Potter movies. When she left the Harry Potter store, the line was so long, Kim Dao considered coming back on Monday. Learn more: http://inspirery.com/kim-dao/

 

Kim Dao exited the Kings Crossing building to a play area where her  meetup group was waiting for her. Kim Dao and her group decided to go to Greggs for some sausage rolls. When Kim Dao and her subscribers got to Gregg’s, she decided to get some chicken baked custard made with chicken based pastry. After the meeting, Kim Dao left the meetup group and took a double decker bus to meet a male friend outside Buckingham Palace in the park area. Once he arrives, the friends were thinking of going to see Big Ben. Mitchell is a friend a Kim Dao’s from Australia. The twosome looked at the statues and the site seeers outside of Buckingham Palace as they strolled. Kim Dao wanted to take a picture of Big Ben, but the sun got in the way, and she desired a picture of a phone booth with Big Ben behind it. It was a great day. Learn more: https://www.depop.com/kimdaoblog