The world of music is filled with artists who struggle with their demons. The EDM artist Avicii is said to be one of these artists who had internal struggles that he was battling, but unfortunately, the enemy won. Avicii lost his life to suicide and left the world of music with remorse and so much grief from artists like The Chainsmokers and Halsey.
Fortunately, The Chainsmokers and Halsey had the love for Avicii enough to honor his work and contribution to music by presenting a particular moment for him during the 2018 Billboard Music Awards. Before recognizing the song Despacito as part of the Top 100 Song of 2018, Halsey and The Chainsmokers gave a speech to honor the contribution of Avicii for the world of EDM music today. Halsey on her part shared an anecdote on why it is extra sad to lose Avicii because he’s such a joy to work with, and it breaks her heart to know that Avicii is gone at an early a time.
The Chainsmokers also shared in their speech that Avicii played an instrumental part in their career. Avicii was a proof that there can be life and work and a career in EDM music production. Avicii took the risk and inspired so many EDM artists to do the job and create the art that they do today. Without Avicii, this might not have been possible. Indeed, there was nothing but love from Halsey and The Chainsmokers for Avicii and their speech and particular moment in the Billboard Awards is a testament to their love for him.
About The Chainsmokers
The Chainsmokers is one of the world’s most successful EDM music production groups that consists of Alex Pall and Andrew Taggart. The EDM-pop duo has reached so far already since their debut EP, Bouquet in October 2015.
Being a band that focuses on lyrics and not just on EDM beats, The Chainsmokers is one of the most respected music production groups today. To describe the kind of music from The Chainsmokers, many would say that it’s a mix of indie, pop music, dance music and the standard hip-hop genre.