The Chainsmokers recently debuted a new single, bringing “Side Effects” featuring Emily Warren to the delighted ears of fans all over the world.
The music video, directed by Matthew Dillon Cohen, features Camila Mendes of Riverdale fame playing Riley, a hotel employee. During her shift, Riley’s boss calls on the work phone to inform her that she will have to work throughout the weekend. Riley, hanging up before the boss can finish speaking, proceeds to tear off her work uniform and dance around the hotel to the Chainsmokers’ electro beats and the melodic singing of Emily Warren.
The Chainsmokers, comprised of the American electronic dance music duo Andrew Taggart and Alex Pall, hit the big time with their 2014 smash single “#Selfie.” The track hit the top twenty in charts across the world. “Bouquet,” their debut EP, was released in fall of 2015 with lead single “Roses” leading to critical acclaim for the duo. They proceeded to win a Grammy Award for “The Best Dance Recording” at the 59th Grammy Awards Ceremony. “Closer,” featuring Halsey, became the duo’s first number-one single.
The Chainsmokers have proceeded to two American Music Awards, seven Billboard Music Awards, and a whopping eight iHeartRadio Music Awards. Their sophomore EP, “Collage,” was released upon the world in November of 2016, preceding the release of their debut full-length record, “Memories…Do Not Open,” in 2017.
In 2018, the EDM duo launched their first track since the release of their debut record, called “Sick Boy.” This was followed up with “You Owe Me,” another single off of what would become the “Sick Boy EP.” July of 2018 saw the leak of “In My Head,” their collaboration track with American rapper Juice Wrld.
Chainsmoker Andrew Taggart describes his project’s overall sound as a blend between many genres, including indie, pop, and hip-hop. He is the producer of the duo, hailing from Freeport, Maine. His partner in the duo, Alex Pall, handles DJ duties. Alex is from New York.
Expect plenty more infectious tunes from this talented duo, as they are expected to be building up to a second studio record very soon.