SINGLE REVIEW: The Chainsmokers – Sick Boy


It comes by no surprise that I think The Chainsmokers are a bit of a joke. The EDM duo have made a career out of recycling the same beats and making commercially ready pop crossover tracks. They’ve become the master of gimmicks so every time I see their name I can’t help but eye roll. However they’ve stated that 2018 will see them rebranding their sound and heading towards a darker production and they have actually followed through with that statement. Well, for now anyways. “Sick Boy” hears them ditching their usual formula and offering moodier beats along with a radio ready hook that will still hear them receiving heavy rotation. Lyrically they combine political undertones with a sense or irony while debating between the two mindsets and values of the east and west coasts of America. It’s a strange concept that surprisingly works. It will instantly get stuck in your head and you will find yourself singing along without hesitation. It’s not cheesy unlike their previous material and that’s what I really appreciate about it. I wonder how long this will last.


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