The Chainsmokers, Alex Pall and Drew Taggart, originally formed back in 2012. However, their breakthrough song wasn’t until 2015 with “Roses”, which hit the top 10 on the US Billboard’s Hot 100. After this The Chainsmokers released songs nearly every month with various collaborations with artist such as Daya, Halsey, and Coldplay. Releasing top charting songs for weeks and quickly The Chainsmokers became a renowned band with a significant fan base. The music style of The Chainsmokers has been, in the past years, up-to-date with the current styles being released. But after a nine month break The Chainsmokers have came back, January 2018, with a much deeper and darker side of music releasing “Sick Boy”.
In a recent interview Alex Pall and Drew Taggart explain this new darker side their lyrics and music. Stating that not only have they grown up as people, but as artists as well and they as a band know what they want to talk about lyrically through their music. Although, their music is still a reflection of today’s generation with lyrics like “how many likes is my life worth” referring to the idea of how this generation communicates using social media, such as twitter, Instagram, etc. “Sick Boy” is stated to be “one installment of this new chapter” to be released by The Chainsmokers and other unknown collaborations and producers.
The darkness of this new music has come from some anger in which social media can cause. For instance, people relating to you for someone you’re not or people degrading you for someone you’re not. There are both good and bad to social media and as stated by Taggart sometimes you just need to let it out. That is what they are doing for this chapter in their career as a successful band. They are not setting themselves up for failure by “knowing” this is going to be a hit album. They just want the fans to follow this new chapter and listen to how they feel not only as a band, but also how others or yourself might feel with this new darker side.
From the beginning, Norka Luque knew that she wanted to do something great. She wasn’t sure what that was but, at the beginning, she thought that it would have something to do with the business world. Because of this, she started her career off by going to business school. Norka Luque came from Venezuela and attended a school in France to kick off her career. This gave her a chance to experience a different culture and to truly learn the different aspects of business. After she completed her degree and was fully graduated, she found that the business world wasn’t all she had hoped for. She wanted something more.
She found something more in culinary school. This gave her an opportunity to truly find out more about her creative side and to learn more about what she was able to do in the kitchen. She learned important skills from some of the best chefs in the world located right in France. This was something that gave her a great deal of confidence. She learned all about cooking and what she was able to do. This was a chance for her to truly learn what it was like to rely on her own creativity to make a career.
Even then, she wasn’t satisfied with her career. She thought that maybe a career in fashion would be the right path for her. She enrolled in fashion school and kicked off yet another career choice. While there were many aspects of the fashion world that both intrigued her and fascinated her, she soon learned that this was also not something that she wanted to do for the rest of her life. She began to look for different options to find out what she could do that would allow her to be creative for a career.
At this time, a band who was searching for a female singer happened upon Norka Luque. The band enjoyed her singing and wanted her to be a part of them. She knew that this was the opportunity she had been hoping for throughout her life. She had never considered singing as a career before because of the way that she thought it would be hard to break into the industry. She learned that it really wasn’t that hard and has continued to see success in the industry since that time. She uses her experiences and expertise to ensure that her singing is the best that it can be.