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Dance the Night Away with The Chainsmokers and Side Effects

Rolling Stone online contains articles to keep everyone up to date on all things in the music industry. One of their latest articles reveals the video for The Chainsmokers new release called Side Effects. The video shows the short story of a hotel worker who receives the disappointing news that she needs to work on the weekend. Rather than even listen to the entire message, she determines her own definition of work. She rips off her uniform top and dances down the hotel halls, past the pool, in front of a security guard, and by the guest rooms. She even takes a dip in the pool. She does her evening dance to the tune of Side Effects which continues to play in the background.

The video dancer is none other than Camila Mendes, the star of TV’s Riverdale. She is directed in the video by Matthew Dillon Cohen and seems to enjoy the new pop tune. Side Effects, which features vocalist Emily Warren, is the fifth song released by the Chainsmokers in 2018. It will be a cornerstone of their new album entitled “Sick Boy” which should be released sometime soon.

Alex Pall and Andrew Taggart are The Chainsmokers. The two began working together in 2012 and broke into the top twenty in 2014 with the single #Selfie. Since then there has been a top ten hit on Billboard’s Top 100, a Grammy award for the best dance recording Don’t Let Me Down in 2015, and a number one place on the charts with Closer. They have also received multiple awards from IHeart Radio, Billboard Music, and the American Music Awards.

Not all of The Chainsmokers’ success has occurred in the studio. Their first live performance was in 2013 as an opening act and the duo has grown in popularity since. Their current 2018 tour has taken them across the United States and will be completed in Denver and Las Vegas.

Alex Pall And Andrew Taggart Talk About Their Music And Where It’s Going

The Chainsmokers have become a two-man artist crew that has excited today’s Top 40 pop music listener base, and one of their latest popular hit singles is the song “Closer.” Alex Pall and Andrew Taggart make up this duo and they’ve decided beyond simply giving their music a quality sound, it needs authenticity. Basically, they told Interview Magazine that they worked with their songwriter to make sure all ideas in their songs are things they know from experience or reflect their true feelings on matters. They also said pop singer Halsey who collaborated with them in “Closer” happened to be the perfect person who understands what their music is about.

Alex Pall has always loved music and grew up in the club music scene of New York City. He became most passionate about it while working at an art gallery but working on the side with a gig manager. Taggart, a native of Maine was visiting New York when he and Pall met, and they both realized they had similar creative abilities and interests in the dance and house music genre that they decided to start producing songs ptogether. One if their first songs to hit the market was “Roses,” and the success of this led to the release of “Don’t Let Me Down” and now “Closer.”

What Alex Pall and Andrew Taggart believe is that their music should not simply be put in one box. While their music certainly emerged out of the shadows of places that dubstep and more experimental artists like Skrillex and Deadmau5 have held, they’ve wanted their sound to mesh with more mainstream pop, hip-hop and R&B culture. Pall says he often gauges his fan demographics by going on social media and seeing what his Facebook and Instagram fans are saying or posting videos of, and he remarked that the audience is a lot more diverse than you might expect. The duo has mostly produced singles and small works, but they are working on bigger albums now that they say they want to represent their identity and maintain strong cohesion in the track list.