Yesterday, America’s most
loved hated electropop pair, The Chainsmokers, published their first single of 2018 entitled “Sick Boy.” Listeners can effortlessly pick out similar characteristics between “Sick Boy” and Twenty One Pilots’ melodic moodiness and lead singer Tyler Joseph’s distinct diction.
“Make no mistake, I live in a prison
That I built myself, it is my religion
And they say that I am the sick boy
Easy to say, when you don’t take the risk, boy
Welcome to the narcissism
Where we’re united under our indifference”
In 2017, the boys received criticism out the wazoo. Esquire dubbed The Chainsmokers “the Nickelback of EDM,” and Rolling Stone labeled their debut album Memories … Do Not Open “stunningly drab” and “crushingly un-fun.” Howbeit, Drew Taggart and Alex Pall (The Chainsmokers) are laughing all the way to the bank; Forbes claimed Taggart and Pall raked in $38 Million last year and were third on The World’s Highest-Paid DJs list.
Play The Chainsmokers’ “Sick Boy” ⬇