The Chainsmokers Are Making Headlines With Their Latest Single

Every once in a while, a band needs to break the chains a little. Repetitive style and content can create distance between a band and its audience. There is definitely such a thing as too much of a good thing. The Chainsmokers are looking to change up their style and see if this new darker tone will push them further into the future. Of course, the Chainsmokers are known for hits. Closer, Kanye, #Selfie, Roses, Something Just Like This, and the Grammy-winning Don’t Let Me Down have all, at one point or another, echoed on the radio.

The electronic duo has been hard to place. Are they pop or EDM? Well, the new single “Sick Boy” has shown that the duo isn’t really either; they are artists. Chainsmokers have dominated charts for a few years now, and Alex Pall and Drew Taggart have become victims of the very thing that their first hit #Selfie criticized. It wasn’t necessarily by choice, but the duo has both exploded on social media platforms and become larger than life.

“Sick Boys” is about introspection. The duo is taking a dark look at the ways in which social media has affected their brains, image, and ideologies about the world. It’s a song about misinterpreting people, about idolizing others, about the idea of image branding. The deep milky blasts in the song tell the story of a boy sick from social media and imagery.

This new single is an important step for Chainsmokers. It shows that the duo is capable of artistic movement and that they aren’t stuck in any specific genre, instead, they are musically fluid. The duo does, however, promise some dance hits and pop smashes on their newest album. But, as a whole, the band is looking to take a darker look at the world in this newest album.

The dark introspection of the album comes at a great time. The Chainsmokers have always had a way of reflecting the modern youth through their music. This reflection comes at a perfect time for them. The world is social media mad and it’s starting to have an effect on the youth, for better or for worse. In the end, the new single is a unique contribution to the EDM scene from the Chainsmokers, and fans seem to be enjoying it.

Desiree Perez and Jay Z in the Blink of Striking a Deal with Universal Music Group

For nine years now, Jay-Z and Live Nation have been under a binding music-recording business deal worth $150 million. The deal will be terminating at the end of the tenth year, which happens to be next year, leaving the rap superstar free to enter into new deals. Live Nation doesn’t appear keen on renewing the deal and already considering other business options. Rumors from sources close to the top leadership of Live Nation indicate that the company no longer have interests in buying or selling music recordings. The sources are also pointing to a possible touring deal between the company and Jay-Z, meaning they will continue engaging in business.  Click on this for additional reading.

Possible Deals

According to sources close to Jay-Z, the rap star cum businessman is looking for another firm to fill the gap left by Live Nation. His music-recording company, Roc Nation, is already doing well, with celebrities like Rihanna, Fat Joe, and Shakira already signed up with the firm. From the look of things, Jay Z may have found a partner in the Universal Music Group. It is understood that Jay, accompanied by Desiree Perez, visited Santa Monica recently to meet Sir Lucian Grainge. Sir Grainge is the CEO of UMG.  Related article on

If Roc Nation manages to get a deal with Sir Grainge, the greatest beneficiary of the deal will be Jay’s Tidal app. The app has trailed veteran music streaming apps, such as Apple and Spotify, and the resources Jay will get from a UMG deal will go a long way in bolstering Tidal’s competition.


Desiree Dez Perez is among the top executives at Roc Nation. In fact, those close to Jay Z and Roc Nation say that it is Desiree who stirs-up deals in the company. The Rihanna Samsung deal, in particular, was made possible by Desiree’s negotiation prowess. She is a longtime friend of Jay, with both being members of the Hova Circle.  Check

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