Press Play: ‘Sick Boy’ by The Chainsmokers Should Really Be Called ‘Fucc Boi’

Press ‘play’ on this track by Twenty One Pi… I mean, The Chainsmokers. 

Heya! Have you heard the new song from Twenty One Pilots? It’s a total bop. I mean, what a great follow up to ‘Heathens’, righ– wait… it’s not Twenty One Pilots?! What are you talking about? Emo, dystopian lyrics sung by a male musical duo – it has be to be Twenty One Pilots. What!? It’s… The Chainsmokers?! Oh, you’ve got to be kidding me.

Well, it’s still a pretty good song. I do genuinely love it. You’ll probably catch drunk me dancing embarrassingly enthusiastically when it comes on in the clubs.

I guess after ‘Closer’ took off and the boys won themselves a Grammy award, they consider themselves ~serious musicians now. I blame Chris Martin for instigating this calamity. Following the footsteps of Katy Perry, the boys are marking the start of their own era of Purposeful Pop© with new single, ‘Sick Boy’.

In the song, the newly woke boys call out issues of today (“Welcome to the narcissism/Where we’re united under our indifference”). The chorus features the lines “They say that I am the sick boy/Yeah, they call me the sick boy”.

Wait, pause. (See what I did there?) I have questions. Does “sick” here mean like, “ill”, or “great”? Neither makes sense, though. Also, I want to know who actually calls either of them a “sick boy”. The only kind of “boy” either of The Chainsmokers is associated with is, well, a fuckboy.

No surprises here, but in case you missed it, Alex Pall (aka the less attractive, more douchey one) recently got caught cheating on his girlfriend. Literal trash. Apparently being desensitized and indifferent is a problem, but I guess cheating isn’t. Um, okay, whatever you say, fuckboy.

Nevertheless, musically-wise, the stuff The Chainsmokers have been releasing recently is rather impressive. ‘Something Just Like This’ is still my jam, and ‘Sick Boy’ is well, pretty sick (as in, great). So hats off to them for adding another hit to their ribbon belts.