Everybody Hates Me takes The Chainsmokers on a destructive trip

3 April 2018

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The Chainsmokers move deeper into the dark side with “Everybody Hates Me.”

The duo changed directions in 2018 when they shifted from happy, sweet tunes to darker and more real realms. Drew Taggart and Alex Pall released “Sick Boy” and followed it by “You Owe Me” to display their new style. It seems the guys took a few tips from Twenty One Pilots because The Chainsmokers recent visuals and tracks resemble the firsts more than the latters. We love it anyway!

This new track, “Everybody Hates Me” and its visual shows us the true and ugly of the world of fame that the duo had to face.

The video director Rory Kramer, who has been the go to guy for Alex and Drew, opened up about the construction of the scenes in the video and what they represent to the boys.

“Scene 1 the tunnel scene, is like the retro future where @alexpall and @drewtaggart are driving and seen looking back at what could be memories, regret, or something haunting them, but they push forward and chase dreams. Scene 2 the pool party. Here we find Drew at the bottom of a pool which is to represent anxiety, feeling trapped, suffocating. Scene 3 the explosion. Here we blew up a Range Rover to symbolize their success of ‘Closer’, something that changed their lives, my life, and the rest of their team’s lives. Much like a fire, we couldn’t control what it brought, the love, the hate… we’re just trying to be ourselves and do what we love.”

EVERYBODY HATES ME music video I directed for @thechainsmokers is out now, link in bio. |  Wanted to share some of the backstory about making this video.  I moved intro Drew’s house in November as he was finishing Hate Me and You Owe Me, we came up with video concepts and planned to shoot them Jan 11, 12, 15.  On the 13, 14 I had to edit all the scenes we shot on 12th so we could project them on the band on 15th.  About a month before shooting I had a knee surgery for my torn ACL, this surgery made me put my career on hold, living life the way I wanted to, and had me question if all I worked for would be over, all those thoughts with around 15 Percocets a day and you have a full blown psychopath.  Luckily, I worked hard, hired great friends to be my crew and got off Percocets before the filming took place.  Scene 1 the tunnel scene, is like the retro future where @alexpall and @drewtaggart are driving and seen looking back at what could be memories, regret, or something haunting them, but they push forward and chase dreams.  Scene 2 the pool party.  Here we find Drew at the bottom of a pool which is to represent anxiety, feeling trapped, suffocating.  Above at the party we find Alex feeling the same way.  He is unable to fit in because everyone is hiding behind mask making Alex feel isolated.  Scene 3 the explosion.  Here we blew up a Range Rover to symbolize their success of ‘Closer’ something that changed their lives, my life and the rest of their teams lives, much like a fire, we couldn’t control what it brought, the love, the hate…we’re just trying to be ourselves and do what we love.  Finally, the band scene was something I wanted to be simple and let their performance and energy do the talking much like bands in the 90s Nirvana and blink-182.  Hope you guys like this, super proud of it and thanx to @thechainsmokers for letting me create this.  Produced by @goodboyshady and shot by @mattjkomo and @mattkomosarms THANX TO MY AMAZING TEAM AND CREW THAT MADE THIS POSSIBLE. DONT LISTEN TO THE HATE, BELIEVE IN YOURSELF AND YOUR FRIENDS…the rest is in your head.

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