The Chainsmokers, the duo behind songs like “Closer” and “Paris,” are not letting fame get to their heads. They are still releasing the type of music that their fans love, and working hard to make sure they sound consistent, yet innovative.
Their newest song, “Side Effects,” was released on July 27th and even more recently its music video was released. The song also features Emily Warren. Together, The Chainsmokers and Emily Warren debuted the song on July 28th at a show in Atlantic City.
Billboard recently sat down with The Chainsmokers to discuss their new song and future plans.
Billboard also asked them about the experience they had performing at the Hollywood Palladium. Andrew Taggart, one half of The Chainsmokers said it was a great experience, mainly due to the fact that they live in LA. “It’s a show that all of our homies can come to,” Andrew Taggart explained.
Pall explained that The Chainsmokers frequently perform in clubs in Las Vegas, which isn’t that far from LA.
Andrew Taggart also told the interviewer that some of the wildest crowds they’ve ever performed for were in Canada. “Our show in Montreal on our last tour was insane,” Taggart said.
The interviewer also mentioned the new song “Side Effects,” asking them how they came up with such a different sound.
“it’s definitely funky,” said Taggart. Taggart explained that normally they prefer their music to have a slow, mellow pace;however, they needed an upbeat, funky song for the Summer.
The Chainsmokers put out “Sick Boy” and “You Owe Me” during the winter. These two songs were both much darker than “Side Effects,” and The Chainsmokers said this is because the Winter is a much darker time. They really think things through before releasing new music.
The inspiration for the song came from their love for writing about millennial relationships. Alex Pall, the other member of The Chainsmokers said that there are a wide variety of topics to write about today. Their songs typically center around the changing of social norms, including songs about how the internet is affecting people’s lives.