The Chainsmokers are making some headlines for the newest single “Sick Boy”. Beyond the single winning the favor of some of the more reputable critics in show business, the title is a change of pace of the duo. The Chainsmokers ran the risk of being mistaken for one-trick ponies. The duo has elaborately tip-toed the line between being a hit pop band and an underground EDM empire. Their hits have been flying for the last few years, and they seem to have had daily play on all of the major pop stations. In the clubs, that success was multiplied with their dance hits and pop hits synergy that offers the complete EDM experience.
“Sick Boy” is a little different. The newest single from duo Alex Pall and Drew Taggart is a darker more symphonic hit about the life of social media. The new song draws from the pressures of fame and the social media fetishization of people in the entertainment industry. The darker hit serves as a great accompaniment to previous work mocking similar ideas such as #Selfie and Kayne.
Let’s be clear; the Chainsmokers aren’t mocking social media, they are simply fully aware of the dangers surrounding it. After all, the duo actively takes part in social media on a consistent basis. Their new song is just a reflection of those experiences in a dark angry way. The band has worked on some darker material before. Whether or not you are aware of it, Logic’s massive hit “1-800-273-8225” was partially written by Taggart, and the song is definitely one of the darker hits of the last decade.
Times seem to be shifting. Taggart and Pall are just following that shift. Social media once gave people false hope, not it’s looking like the depression era is kicking in. With most modern pop music lending itself towards more depressing, dark undertones, Chainsmokers hit is in good company. Hopefully, this newest hit shows the world that the duo is far more than happy-go-lucky hits. The duo is coming out as true artists in the EDM/Pop fusion scene.
Kim Dao starts her vlog apologizing for missing a few days of “Vlogmas” this year. She says that she got sick because of all the air pollution in Seoul. Despite her sickness, Kim Dao will still go out with Sunnydahye to a Chosungah makeup store.
In the next shot, Kim Dao and Sunny are in a Chosungah makeup shop in Seoul. Kim says that one of the brands that’s been getting rave reviews in Korea is called 16. She can’t wait to try out this company’s 16 makeup line for herself. Another brand Kim shows her viewers is called 22. Learn more: https://www.depop.com/kimdaoblog
A few moments later Kim Dao tries on the company’s makeup brand. She says all of the company’s products were super easy to use and look great on her face. After a brief meeting, Chosungah staff members give Kim Dao and Sunny some tea and free makeup samples.
Next, Kim Dao and Sunny grab a late lunch at a nearby kimchi restaurant. The meal looks both scrumptious and filling. Learn more: http://www.kimdaoblog.com/
At the end of the video, Kim Dao has a late dinner with Sunny and Grace (aka GRACE_official). They eat bowls of pasta and a few greasy pieces of fried chicken.
Kim Dao starts by explaining how in one of her previous videos she mentioned she was going to live in Japan for about a year to experience living abroad as it was on her bucket list. Kim then mentions that she is going back home in order to spend time with her family, friends and boyfriend. She wants to take some time off before continuing with more travel. Her travel plans after her break in Australia will be a week in Korea followed by 7 weeks in Europe. During her Europe trip she will be flying back to Korea for a week for a project with the Korean government. In Europe Kim will be going to Florence, London, Denmark, Prague and Berlin with the possibilities of going to other countries depending on what she can fit into her schedule. She will be doing meetups during her European travels. Even though Kim Dao is leaving Japan she says in the video that she will do more Japanese vlogs, Japanese and Korean makeup vlogs and a throwback series of unaired Japanese vlogs from her previous travels. After her traveling Kim says she will be moving into an apartment she bought with her boyfriend. She then states that she is leaving Japan because she never planned on staying there. Kim talks about how she enjoyed her time in Japan and that she will miss her friends and the unique features of Japan (http://www.kimdaoblog.com/search/label/makeup). Kim says her best experience traveling all over Japan was with Odigo because she was able to see much of the country with them (https://www.odigo.jp/profile/kimdao). She then thanks everyone for supporting her during her time in Japan.Learn more : https://www.facebook.com/KimDaoOfficial/