Despite the Chainsmokers moving on to a different sound, their old sound is apparently still as popular as ever. The duo, which according to Alex Pall, decided they wanted to stop making dance music early on. Their debut album, “Memories… Do Not Open” had brought them much success, becoming a number one on the dance charts. To remain relevant the duo decided to evolve. Although since then they have had many charting singles and EPs, their one-and-only album has never left the top five.
“Memories… Do Not Open” has held the No. 1 spot on Billboard’s Top Dance/Electronic Albums chart concurrently since 2016. Billboard’s charts measure the most popular label records for every musical genre out there. “Memories… Do Not Open” is currently enjoying its thirty-fourth non-consecutive turn in the No.1 spot of the dance category. “Demon Days” a popular album by the Gorillaz is also holding this spot. The two albums are currently tied with each holding the same thirty-four turns. Memories shows no sign of slowing down, but Demon Days looks like its may have reached its peak. Many speculate that pretty soon the Chainsmokers album will hold third place alone. It is too soon to wonder if the album will go farther. The question is will the Chainsmokers?
The duo has released three singles in preparation for a new album, the album is called, “Somebody” and it has every possibility of following Memories’ lead. At present the duo is reeling from the success of their singles, “Sick Boy”, “You Owe Me”, and “Everybody Hates Me”. According to the band and numerous sources the singles are leading up to their second studio album titled, “Somebody”. The three singles are examples of the groups new sound, each containing a darker message aimed at present society. The songs’ messages are not typical of EDM, but the Chainsmokers have never been typical. Andrew Taggart took over lead vocals in 2016 with single “Closer”. Most DJ’s do not sing their music so his vocals were an innovation. The duo also takes part in songwriting, which is another innovation.