In 2018 the musical landscape is as crowded as ever; many acts don’t get a second or third chance at critical success. The Chainsmokers is not one of those groups. comprised of Alex Paul and Andrew Taggart the duo of producers is looking forward to their next musical venture.
According to the Chainsmokers they haven’t released any new music in he last 9 months which is weird for them since they are used to releasing tracks every month. This is odd compared to other acts who general try to strike while the iron is hot. The Chainsmokers recently have come off the success of a Grammy nomination with a song collaborating with the rapper Logic. Yet they chose to wait nine months before their next release with the ok of their record label. According to them next project to come out will be darker because they are a reflection of their generation. Taggert asserts that they like to be very current with their material and they feel as if things have gotten more serious lately leading to the darker tone they speak of. Further leading to the darker tone is the frustration they have of being almost caricatures of themselves since fame. People get the information about them from third person sources creating a false image that they now have to deal with and this is synonymous with the youth of this generation dealing with social media.
The Chainsmokers aren’t concerned about yesterday’s news or accomplishments. Though they are grateful and feel achievements make you feel “super pumped” they are striving to make the next release better. Besides according to them focusing too much on past accolades “its crazy”. They are choosing to stay excited about their new music and to make the best music now.
Overall the Chainsmokers are heading in a new direction lyrically and sonically. They are going for a more band driven sound instead of pop star assisted singles. The pressure to follow up with something great isn’t so much external but internal. They are staying focused on their bright future however dark the music may seem.