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"Everybody Hates Me": The Chainsmokers' Determined New Anthem
The Chainsmokers have become a major part of popular music in the last few years by translating emotional nostalgia into musical space. Their use of repetition and synthetic electronic sounds reinforce a message that exists in an ambient sonic world, as seen in their latest release "Everybody Hates Me."
Released Mar. 15, the anthemic new tune celebrates the kind of determination a person needs to find within themselves when they know they are being targeted and judged.
"Everybody Hates Me" follows on the heels of recent singles "Sick Boy" and "You Owe Me," which respectively tackle sentiments of maintaining a strong self-identity in the face of adversity, and coming to terms with the depression that can stem from an over-saturation of negative media.
The Chainsmokers have plenty of anti-fans who enjoy bashing the pair for their successful mix of music and emotion, which sometimes edges closer to the sentiments of pop-punk and alternative rock than pure dance music. Which begs the question: Was this anthem directed at the haters? We'd all like to be around friends and positive influences as often as possible, and sometimes you just need a good song to help you stay mentally armored until you can reach them.