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.