The Chainsmokers became an important name in the music industry after the release of their breakthrough single #Selfie in 2014. The song ended up being a top 20 single in a number of countries and attracted attention to the group. The duo consists of Andrew Taggart and Alex Pall and, according to Taggart, they blur the lines between dance music, indie, pop music, and hip-hop. They cited acts like deadmau5 and Linkin Park as influences, and bands like Explosions in the Sky and Blink-182 when it comes to acts that inspired their songs.
As he was growing up, Alex Pall was DJing around New York City, trying to make a name for himself, but he considered it more just a side work and a hobby that he was passionate about, rather than a job. Once he decided to give his career a proper shot, his manager introduced him to Andrew Taggart, who he was also managing. The two started working immediately after meeting each other.
The two worked on shaping their sound after understanding what they both liked musically and how driven and ambitious they were. They worked every day on creating their identity as artists, but despite their 9 AM to 7 PM schedule, they did not want to treat it like a job. Pall notes that they continue push themselves hard in order to become better artists, and despite stating that it is their job and that it pays their bills, he also considers it much more than that. Pall mentions that people relate to The Chainsmokers’ music on a deeper level, and they want that to be the case more and more.
Pall considers their career to be a constant journey of self-discovery, as the act became much bigger what people could have imagined, and in order to stay engaged and interesting they have to keep trying new things. When talking about their live shows, Alex Pall notes that the performance element of their show is only getting bigger, and they plan on taking the production further as well, and the fact that they perform their songs live transcendsthe typical DJ.
Alex Pall part of the duo in chainsmoker has been doing amazing in the entertainment scene. The band has produced hit songs like ‘Roses’ and ‘Don’t let me down.’ He started off in New York City as a regular Disk Jockey. This was part of his hobby as he puts it and he worked during the day. He went to Giggs to sell his art until one day he got an inspiration.
This was one of those days he had visited an art gallery and discovered that the house musicreally caught his heart. Alex Pall thought to himself that he could pursue this as a career. His manager who he is currently working with introduced him to his current colleague Andrew Taggart, who together formed the group Chain smoker. He quit his day job and Andrew moved from Maine to New York to work with him.
They knew from the word go that they will be good for each other. They had the same core values and knew what each other brought to the table. Alex Pall was a DJ while Andrew was a producer and social guru. They had to lay bare their ambition and the path to achieving that. What helped the most is the fact that they knew what was going on in the entertainment scene and they knew the pros and Con’s. To them, this was more of a journey than a job. They knew that it was up to them to work hard and set the ground running.
Alex Pall and Andrew worked with songwriters but greatly participated in the songwriting. However, they will be realizing a song that they have written and produced themselves and shifting from the norm Andrew will be singing together with Halsey whom they believe to have a strong voice and character. They have always wanted to work on Halsey who they believe to be one of the best artists.
Chainsmoker will be releasing an album that will be cohesive to their fan base that cuts across the whole world and of different age group. They appreciate the great reactions in social media and love from fans.
The popular electronic duo known as The Chainsmokers have finally released a new song, the first in nine months. This nine month hiatus is an especially long time for the group, seeing as they were releasing a new song almost every month in their first year of major mainstream popularity. Ever since their formation in 2012 Drew Taggart and Alex Pall have been regularly writing and producing music, and have been performing regularly since 2013. “Sick Boy” is the newest release by this dynamic duo and it has a surprisingly new and intriguingly dark sound.
The new sound being introduced by Drew and Alex is the beginning of an era. Since the group is all about making music that mirrors current events and emotions, it is fitting that their new sound is a bit darker. Drew confirmed this in an interview saying, “The next topic is a little bit darker, but I think that’s the tone of society right now. Our stuff is always a reflection of what’s going on in our lives and the world around us.” People all over the world have felt a change in tone over the past year, and The Chainsmokers want to express these new emotions through their music.
After the groups intensely quick rise to the top over the past years, the two men have felt extreme pressure in regards to the media’s constant watch and the many expectations that derive from public perception. This lead them to reflect on the scrutiny that all people, especially the young, have to deal with on a daily basis. The idea that everything we do is on a platform for all to see ultimately lead to the birthing of their new and darker direction. The Chainsmokers want to shed new light on the stresses we all have to deal with, but to also relate to their fans and listeners on a deeper level in spite of that stress.