In July 2016, The Chainsmokers released “Closer” which became a record-smashing hit for this EDM duo. On almost the exact same date in 2018 they released “Side Effects” which is almost assuredly going to be a huge hit for them. This song has been described as a banger with some funky disco thrown into the mix. “Side Effects” was done in collaboration with Emily Warren who has worked a number of times with The Chainsmokers in the past.
The Chainsmokers debuted this new song at their show that took place on July 28th in Atlantic City. They talked about this newest song as well as other issues in an interview they did with a writer from Billboard. The interview touched on issues regarding fame as well as the more mature music they have been releasing in 2018.
Just before the Atlantic City show, they had played a concert at the Hollywood Palladium. Drew Taggart of the Chainsmokers said that show was a really fun one because they now live in Los Angeles. Their friends were able to be in attendance which made them more relaxed than usual. The other member of the duo, Alex Pall, said that they spend almost every weekend playing a club in Las Vegas so they get to do shows of all kinds.
Drew Taggart said in the interview that their craziest shows usually take place up north in Canada. They recently did shows in both Montreal and Quebec and he called both really crazy but also really fun. He added that they had been doing slower songs recently but for summer they wanted to do something a lot more upbeat which is where “Side Effects” came from.
Alex Pall and Drew Taggert have been performing as The Chainsmokers since 2012. They had their first hit come out at the end of 2013 and have had a string of successes since that time. Some of their most popular songs have been “Let You Go“, “Closer”, Inside Out”, “Something Just Like This”, and “The One”. The are hard at work on creating songs for their upcoming album.