Along with featured performer Emily Warren, The Chainsmokers dropped a new song on July 28th called “Side Effects”. They debuted this song at a concert they held in Atlantic City and it was almost exactly two years after one of their most popular songs, “Closer”, had been released. This song is an upbeat one as it was a summer release, rather than being similar to some of the darker songs they have been releasing recently.
Alex Pall and Drew Taggart, the duo forming The Chainsmokers, sat down for an interview a few days after this song was released. They started out talking about a recent performance they did in their own backyard, the Hollywood Palladium. They said it was a great show in no small part because some of their friends were in the audience. They said it was also a nice change of pace as they have been working in a Las Vegas club every weekend for a while now.
Alex Pall talked about working with Emily Warren. They have used her singing talent in a number of songs they have released in the past five years, including some of their earliest ones. He started out joking that they only use her because she has dirt on them. He then said that she is one of his and Drew’s favorite people and she does a great job on their songs. He is hoping that more people learn about her and what she brings to the table.
They have released a number of singles since the beginning of 2018. Their first song of the year was “Sick Boy”, which debuted on January 17th. This was followed up a month later by “You Owe Me”. In March they released another song, “Everybody Hates Me”, while performing in Prague. The last song they released before “Side Effects” was “Somebody” which was released on April 28th.
The Chainsmokers first studio album was “Memories…Do Not Open”, which came out in April 2017. They are now working on their second studio album which they haven’t set a date on when it will be released.