In May 2016, The Chainsmokers released their single “Closer” which was highly awaited for which featured Halsey on vocals. The duo had been known for their releases of “Don’t Let Me Down” and “Roses”. While many are used to artists being at the forefront of their band, the Chainsmokers however were not like most other bands. It wasn’t until their latest singles that Andrew “Drew” Taggart came out front to sing.
The Chainsmokers members of today are not the same original members of the band. Andrew is an original member while the last member quit, Andrew was in search of someone to take his place. While Alex Pall was in school, he had a friend who told him about this DJ in New York City. He told him to check him out as he was looking for a new bandmate. Alex went to NYC to meet Andrew and they instantly became best friends.
When Alex and Andrew met, they discussed what each of them could bring to the table. They meshed together well and shared common interests in music and they were both ambitious in their hopes and dreams of being big one day. While many groups aspire to make it big and hope to continue living that lifestyle, The Chainsmokers have done just that. For a while, the duo were releasing single after single. After a long stretch of releasing new music, the duo decided that they would take a small break to work on new music. It was during this break that the pair had decided on the “Sick Boy” release. For them, this latest release was about their experiences, how they were feeling and what others were feeling.
Social media has played a big role in how the Chainsmokers are understanding and experiencing what their fans feel like. Through many social media platforms, the fans are able to upload videos and photos which the band sees. It is through these things that they are able to see the amount of people that they are touching.