The Chainsmokers, a popular American DJ and production duo, have recently released a new music video last month and it is taking the music media’s attention by storm. The song and music video entitled “Side Effects” features Riverdale’s Camila Mendes and Emily Warren. Camila Mendes plays the hotel employee in the video who receives a call that she will have to work over the course of the upcoming weekend from her boss. Most of us in this situation would usually curse out our boss or express our anger in one way or another, however in Camila’s character’s case, she tears her uniform off and begins to dance in the hotel she works at to the new beat produced by the Chainsmokers. “Side Effects” is now the fifth song that the Chainsmokers have produced in 2018. This new song as well as the other produced this year are a part of the Chainsmokers new upcoming album entitled ‘Sick Boy’.
The Chainsmokers have been an active music duo since 2012 and have originated in NYC, New York. Back in September 2014, the duo had their first live performance at Terminal 5 in New York City. During 2014, the duo had a breakout year with their single ‘#Selfie’ reaching the top of the Dance/Electronic Songs chart. This would only be the start of their success in the music industry. In 2015, the Chainsmokers released both ‘Good Intentions’ and ‘Roses’. ‘Roses’ gave the duo instant success with the song going multiplatinum in the US and across the globe. As 2016 came about, the duo was named 18th in DJ Magazine’s in the annual “Top 100 DJs”, a huge jump from their 97th spot back in 2014.
The duo includes Alex Pall as the DJ and Andrew Taggart as the producer of the Chainsmokers. Their music is a combination of indie, dance, pop, and hip-hop. They have worked with numerous artists and other DJs such as deadmau5 and Pharrell Williams.