Get ready for The Chainsmoker’s newest era of music as they take on the topics and subjects of the dark world they find themselves creating music in. In February 2018, the DJ production duo released “Sick Boy” their first single in 9 months and is just a taste of what is to come for the popular pair. In an interview with Hugh McIntyre from Forbes Magazine, Drew Taggart–one half of The Chainsmokers– discussed the reasoning behind “Sick Boy” and the style of their new and upcoming album. Taggart explained their music has always been a reflection of the trends and problems happening in the world around them and that is how they’ve always wanted their music to come across. He explains “Sick Boy” was written out of anger and frustration as he watched himself become a caricature of who he actually was.
The Chainsmoker’s, an East-Coast DJ and production duo started creating music together in 2012 after Alex Pall and Drew Taggart were introduced by a mutual friend and coworker in the music business. Since then the two boys have released numerous hits starting in 2015 with their Top 10 hit single “Roses.” After that release the boys became unstoppable for the next few years churning out one Top 40 single after another. Their most notable pieces include collaborations with the likes of Coldplay in “Something Just Like This”; “Closer” ft Halsey and a 12-week #1 on the radio; and the grammy-winning dance jam “Don’t Let Me Down.”
Although the duo have obviously turned to a darker style of music, their fans are already one step ahead in the support of this new style and era of The Chainsmokers. An era that will be filled with meaningful pieces that intend to reflect the feelings, emotions, and thoughts of Pall and Taggart, as well as the world, friends, and fans that surround them in all of their successes.
Norka Luque is a hard-working musician who has been active in the pop, dance, urban and Latin genres for quite a few years now. She currently lives and works in the Miami, Florida area of the United States. Despite that, she’s actually a Caracas, Venezuela native. The chanteuse relocated from South America to the United States when she was a youngster.
Music has always been incredibly meaningful to Luque, who was born in February of 1986. She moved to Europe after her high school studies to attend business school and to become fluent in the French language. Education was important to Luque at the time. She didn’t neglect her enthusiasm for music in any way during that time period, however. That’s when she joined “Bad Moon Rising,” a musical outfit that focused on alternative rock tunes.
Luque worked as a banker in tiny Monaco for a few years after business school graduation. It occurred to her then that she had other aspirations for her career. That prompted her decision to come back to the United States. Luque has been steadily working on music ever since she’s been back. She has collaborated with a handful of incredibly successful and talented music producers. These include both Emilio Estefan, Jr. and Jose Velazquez.
Nothing can stop Luque from devoting her life to music. There’s no denying that she’s experienced her share of major setbacks, though. She has epilepsy and because of that had to have brain surgery. This ailment has been part of her life since 2007. Her brain surgery took place in the winter of 2015. It wasn’t at all a walk in the park for her to recover from the complex medical procedure, either. Luque experienced a lot of frustration and stress during the taxing healing process. Although her recovery was a tough one, she’s in glowing health at the moment. She’s concentrating on her music and is ready to wow all her fans again.
Luque is a musical artist who draws motivation from a vast range of different and eclectic sources. She loves to listen to music from well-known acts such as Sia, Nirvana, Enrique Iglesias, Shakira, Beyonce, Ricky Martin, Queen, Jay Z, Alesso, Aerosmith, George Michael and Bob Sinclair. She has a penchant for tunes from international pop sensations including Hanson, NSync and Britney Spears as well.