There is almost nothing worse than being told you have to work all weekend long.
Camilla Mendes is no stranger to this struggle in The Chainsmokers’ new music video for “Side Effects”. Mendes is best known for her role as Veronica Lodge on the hit T.V series Riverdale, but turns in her pearls for a name tag in this upbeat video.
The video begins with a bored-looking hotel employee, portrayed by Mendes, answering a call from her boss who then tells her that she will have to work through the weekend. Mendes hangs up the phone, and in an act of rebellion, tears off her uniform. She then proceeds to dance her way around the hotel through neon lights, balloons, and fireworks, and past one less-than-thrilled security guard, before finally jumping into the pool. All of this is done to the beat of this catchy tune by The Chainsmokers, featuring the voice of Emily Warren.
The Chainsmokers achieved popularity in 2014 with their single “#Selfie”, and in 2015 their EP Bouquet was released. The following year, they topped US and UK charts with their anthem “Closer” which featured vocalist Halsey.”Closer” remained number one on the charts for twelve consecutive weeks on the list of Billboard’s Hot 100. In August 2017, the EDM duo came in third on the list of Forbes’ World’s Highest Paid DJs, after earning $38 million in the previous 12 months. “Side Effects” was released as a single on July, 27 2018. Singer and Songwriter Emily Warren has collaborated with The Chainsmokers several times since 2015 when her vocals were featured in the song “Until You Were Gone”.
The Chainsmokers are currently in the middle of a three year Las Vegas Residency where they can be seen performing live at XS Nightclub.
Have you ever met someone that you thought was your sole mate and formed a close connection to them? For Andrew Taggart and Alex Pall, this is a close connection that the two of them shared with one another. Andrew knew that the moment that he met Alex, that the pair of them would become life long friends. It was such a connection between the two of them that Andrew dropped everything that he was doing only to move to New York City and continue the Chainsmokers with Alex Pall upon the departure of the orginal bandmate.
If you come across sour lemons, the best use for them is to make lemonade. For the Chainsmokers band, this is just what they did. When the former bandmate left the band, Alex Pall was still looking for someone to take his place. While on the search, Andrew Taggart heard about the opening from a friend and was told to check it out. Upon heading to New York City, Andrew found that the band was just what he was looking for. He decided it was time for him to do something more with what he loved and dropped out of school to return back to NYC to become the other half of the band.
If there is one thing that artists know about, it is that you have to be willing to put forth an effort to make sweet music with other artists. For the Chainsmokers, they knew that this was going to be something that they have had to get over. For them, the easy choice was determining who was going to do it. That is where Halsey comes into play. For the release of Closer, the band worked with Halsey to release the single. The only thing they didn’t know about what was quickly things would start working out for the pair. Upon creating the Closer song, the men found a new passion for music and changed the way that they operate under music. Before long, the Chainsmokers had found what they needed in order to be able to walk away and create a whole new style of music that they had yet to discover before working with Haley.