The Chainsmokers Join Forces With “Riverdale” Star For New Video

The darker tone of the last few releases from The Chainsmokers has been left behind with the release of their new single, “Side Effects.” The single sees The Chainsmokers reconnect with their regular collaborator, Emily Warren and their infectious form of party pop. The Chainsmokers have been at the top of the electronic dance music genre for the last few years since the arrival of Andrew Taggart in the DJ duo founded by Alex Pall.

In the last few years, The Chainsmokers have burst onto the mainstream music scene with a brand of infectious dance music released every six weeks throughout 2017. The Chainsmokers have spent much of their time in 2018 trying to build a new way of performing with their live band as they look to maintain their appeal to their expanding mainstream audience. The return of Emily Warren as the guest vocalist on “Side Effects” sees the band turn away from the darker sound they have cultivated over the course of 2018.

The lighter tone achieved by the duo with the release of “Side Effects” has been reflected in the promo associated with the song, which stars “Riverdale” actress Camilla Mendes. In the promo, Mendes plays a hotel worker, Riley, who is informed her boss needs her to work over the weekend in a phone call. Riley then spends the rest of the video dancing around the hotel to the sounds of The Chainsmokers as she makes up for missing out on her hard-earned weekend.

Andrew Taggart and Alex Pall have been working as The Chainsmokers since 2012 when Pall was left by his original DJ partner after achieving success in the clubs of New York City. The addition of Andrew Taggart added another layer to the abilities of The Chainsmokers with Alex Pall bringing his skills to the image of the duo. In the late Summer and Fall of 2018, The Chainsmokers are touring with their EP, “Sick Boy”, which will be turned into a full-length album over the course of the year.

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Alex Pall Explains the Future of The Chainsmokers

In the past couple of years, The Chainsmokers have taken the music world by storm. The release of their first single “#Selfie” sent them into super stardom, and the hits have not let up since their debut. Each song released by The Chainsmokers seems to differ from the last, but it doesn’t make their sound unrecognizable. The Chainsmokers currently have some of the most recognizable music in the mainstream music scene today.

 

The Chainsmokers produce pop/EDM/dance music, but unlike most of the music in these genres, their music has meaningful lyrics and important messages hidden behind synths and drums. Some of their greatest works to date include “Paris,” “Roses,” and “Don’t Let Me Down.”

 

The music act is a duo consisting of Alex Pall and Andrew Taggart. After the release of “Closer,” the group conducted an interview discussing their formation and plans for the future. Halsey, the singer featured in “Closer,” was also a topic of the interview.

 

“I was a DJ growing up,” Pall said, beginning the interview. He went on to explain that DJing was simply a hobby for him until he realized that music was taking over his life. He was working in the band at the time, but Andrew Taggart had yet to join him. After Pall’s previous musical partner left, Pall’s manager introduced him to Taggart. Taggart and Pall immediately began making original music.

 

“She’s incredible,” said Pall, referring to Halsey, the female vocalist on “Closer.” Pall told the interviewer that Halsey was high on their list of future collaborations. Now that “Closer” has been released, Pall can mark Halsey off that list.

 

“Closer” isn’t only famous for featuring such a talented female vocalist. The song also made history for The Chainsmokers, as Andrew Taggart took over the band’s role as lead singer.

 

The decision to move Andrew Taggart to singer was ultimately a good move. Now The Chainsmokers are able to provide their fans with a more enjoyable concert experience. The days of guest vocals blasting guest vocals out of loud speakers are over. Now Andrew Taggart can fill in for missing vocalists.

 

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