The Chainsmokers Light Up ACL Fest with New Music
“We are working 24/7 on new music and pushing the boundaries of what people have come to expect from us.” – Alex & Drew (The Chainsmokers)
The band has seen remarkable heights after their success with tracks such as: ‘Don’t Let Me Down,’ ‘#SELFIE,’ ‘Roses,’ and their most recent hit with Halsey titled ‘Closer.’
Most international pop stars don’t send me personalized emails going over their new music. In reality, most of them pay publicists to do the work for them, (mainly because they don’t care that much about their own music.) With The Chainsmokers, I get two new friends that love music as much as I do.
They can take constructive criticism, and refine future work with the feedback their fans provide. In a business startup community, that kind of progression is necessary for success. Within the music industry, a majority of the international pop acts rely on their publicists to handle their press, which slightly removes them from the feedback loop.
Aside for my personal feelings about this song, the comment thread on YouTube shows that the people are calling The Chainsmokers for band of the year. I will give them major props for not using a vocal backing track at the recent VMAs.
‘All We Know’ continues a softer form of electronica from The Chainsmokers that connects with the song ‘Closer’ featuring Halsey. These two tracks showcase guest female vocals that bridges pop and electronic music. To be honest, it’s nothing new. Both songs are above par in production and reception, but with the raw talent behind the group, I push them to do more work with different music genres around the United States, such as jazz from New Orleans, country from Nashville, and continue to bridge different genres.
Trust me, a safe bet would be to continue to produce electronica mixed with female vocals in a pop music fashion, but if you want me to be honest, I want to hear more development in the sound. Overall, ‘All We Know’ is a solid track to groove to moving into fall 2016.