Listen: The Chainsmokers drop new 'Sick Boy' single

Listen: The Chainsmokers drop new 'Sick Boy' single

The Chainsmokers have released the audio and video for their new single, 'Sick Boy'.

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The Chainsmokers are kicking off the new year with new music.

The EDM-pop duo released their "dark" new song, 'Sick Boy', along with a video on Wednesday. 

They hinted that new material was on the way on January 1 - sharing a new logo on social media with the caption, "how many likes is my life worth?".

Fans believe 'Sick Boy' is a direct response to bad reviews of their 2017 album, 'Memories … Do Not Open'.

Rolling Stone magazine called the album, a drab, monotonous whinge, and a "crushingly un-fun listening experience".

Esquire went as far as calling the duo “the Nickelback of EDM". Ouch! 

The Chainsmokers sing in their new single:

And don't believe the narcissism
When everyone projects and expects you to listen to 'em
Make no mistake, I live in a prison
That I built myself, it is my religion
And they say that I am the sick boy
Easy to say, when you don't take the risk, boy
Welcome to the narcissism
Where we're united under our indifference

Despite their album's bad reviews, its lead single, 'Something Just Like This' featuring Coldplay, was a worldwide hit, and a big chart topper on the Coca-Cola Top 40

The single was the fourth-most streamed song on Spotify last year - behind  Luis Fonsi and Daddy Yankee's 'Despacito', the 'Despacito' remix featuring Justin Bieber at number two, and Ed Sheeran's 'Shape of You' at number one. 

ALSO READ: The Chainsmokers make history with 'Something Just Like This'

The Chainsmokers are mum on whether they are planning to release an album in 2018, but it seems likely. 

And this time they might just win critics over. 

Check out their new song below. 

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