Social media seems to have taken over the world and fundamentally changed the way that we interact with each other. The Chainsmokers reflect on this phenomenon with their single “Sick Boy” that was released earlier this year. While the song title may seem to imply that it will be about hospitals or doctors, it’s more about the narcissism that is prevalent in the online world.
While the Chainsmokers admit that they knew what they were getting into when they designed their plan to make it big in the EDM industry, it still can weigh on them mentally sometimes. “Sick Boy” gives an interesting insight into the culture of celebrity and how social media can dictate someone’s value in society. While The Chainsmokers admit that narcissism is a natural part of life and is sometimes necessary, it seems to be heightened when someone posts and interacts on social media sites like Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram.
“Sick Boy” is not the only song to be getting attention around the world. In March, the Chainsmokers released “Everybody Hates Me” and Twitter is absolutely loving it. Even though no official video has been released, the audio alone is enough to make their audience hooked and asking for more. They won’t have to wait long though as the Chainsmokers have been releasing song after song following their 9-month break from creating music. “Everybody Hates Me” was just released about a month ago and it’s already inspired rabid fandom like tattoos of the lyrics. The Chainsmokers “Everybody Hates Me” addresses some serious issues that affect a large part of society such as depression and the feeling that nobody truly knows who you are. It’s a look at how everyone, including celebrities, can feel insecure about who they are and how they are viewed by society.
The duo behind the Chainsmokers, Alex Pall and Drew Taggart, got together in 2012 on the advice of their manager. In 2014, they got their first taste of success with their single “#Selfie”. They rose quickly up the top 100 charts in the United States and countries around the world.