The Chainsmokers’ New Single ‘Sick Boy’ Confronts The ‘Narcissism’ Of America

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01.17.18 2 Comments

The Chainsmokers raised some eyebrows in recent months for inappropriate jokes and allegations of cheating, but now it looks like the duo is ready to begin 2018 in a more mature way, as they’re showing on their socially charged new single, “Sick Boy.”

Press materials describe it as “a song about self-identity in today’s world and standing tall in the face of what you can and can’t control,” and the pop ballad addresses the self-centered nature of our country, with lyrics like, “Feed yourself with my life’s work / How many likes is my life worth,” and a chorus that goes after people only caring about themselves:

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