Dance pop duo, ‘The Chainsmokers have released a new single dubbed ‘side effects’. In this clip, released recently, Riverdale’s Camila Mendes features. In the video, an overworked employee is seen dancing through the unexpected shift.
The new video, directed by Mathew Dillon Cohen has Camila Mendes acting as the hotel employee. As the video starts, he receives a call from her boss letting her know that she will be working all through the weekend. Surprisingly, Mende’s responds by ripping off her uniform and goes on to shimmy through the hotel that is visibly neon-lit to the bubbly dance pop from the Chainsmokers.
With the release of Side Effects, this marks the fifth song to be done by the pop duo this year. Other notable singles that The Chainsmokers have done this year include “You Owe Me”, “Sick Boy”, “Somebody” and “Everybody hates me”. Currently, the duo is working on their second album dubbed “Sick Boy” after the success of their breakthrough album in 2017 dubbed , “Memories…Do not Open”.
This development comes on the backdrop of a series of U.S. concerts scheduled for August through October for the duo.
Who are the Chainsmokers?
The Chainsmokers are a renowned production and DJ duo of Andrew Taggart and Alex Pall. The two credit their breakthrough to their 2014 song, #selfie that went on to become a top twenty in most charts all over the world. They released their debut EP, Bouquet back in 2015 and featured top hit like “Roses” that got to the top 10 in the U.S. Billboard hot 100. After winning several music awards that year, they went on to release their second EP, Collage in 2016 that led to the release of their first album in 2017.
According to Taggart, one half of the duo, their music can be described asblurring the lines between dance music, pop music and hip hop. They have cited several musicians as their role models and includes the likes of Linkin Park, Pharrell Williams and deadmau5. Since inception, their music has greatly influenced how the industry operates in terms of music genres.