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Chainsmokers and Camila Mendes Release New Video

A new video for the single by Chainsmokers “Side Effects” released on August 21. The single features Camila Mendes, an actress better known for her role in “Riverdale”, a TV show based on a dark version of the Archie Comics universe. Mendes portrays an overworked hotel maid who decides to dance after being told she’s going work the entire weekend.

“Side effects” is the fifth song released from Chainsmokers upcoming album entitled “Sick Boy”, a follow up to their 2017 album “Memories…Do Not Open.” The Chainsmokers are made up of Alex Pall, a DJ, songwriter and pianist from New York, and Andrew Taggart of Portland, ME, a former Syracuse University Student and Interscope Records intern. The group became well known for their song #SELFIE which released in January of 2014. After a series of follow up hit singles, they released their first studio Album “Memories…Do Not Open.” which debuted at number one on the Billboard 200.

“Memories…Do Not Open” went platinum in August of 2017 and ranked Chainsmokers as third highest paid DJs by Forbes for the year. January of 2018 saw the release of “Sick Boy”, the title track from the new album which charted at 65 on the US Billboard Hot 100. Subsequent releases from the album have included “You Owe Me”, “Everybody Hates Me”, and Somebody”.

“Side Effects” also features guest vocals from Emily Warren, a singer also known for her work with acts like Dua Lipa, Frenship, and Sean Paul. The song was written by Andrew Taggart, Warren, Dong An, Corey Sanders and Sly. The video was previously teased about on “On Air with Ryan Seacrest” and is directed by Matthew Dillon Cohen, it was shot at Shore Club South Beach hotel in Miami. Actress Camila Mendes had also posted a teaser image on Instagram saying “It would appear that dancing in other people’s music videos has become one of my favorite pastimes.”

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