Alex Pall and Andrew Taggart on The Evolution of The Chainsmokers

The Chainsmokers didn’t always consist of Andrew Taggart and Alex Pall. As explained by Taggart himself in an interview, Pall’s manager contacted him saying that an opening in a band has opened up and Taggart should contact the remaining member of the band.

 

“We just literally met and the next day started grinding every day in his apartment until we hit our stride,” Taggart explained. “We hit our stride, and four years later, here we are.”

 

Taggart drove from Maine to New York City to meet this person. It was Alex Pall, his future business partner.

 

Alex Pall was a DJ, working around the New York area. He considered it a hobby for a long time, but eventually realized that music was the biggest thing in his life. He wanted to make a career out of his hobby, and soon after, he was was introduced to Andrew Taggart.

 

Andrew Taggart and Alex Pall were able to work so cohesively as a duo because they first discussed exactly what they intended to do with their careers. They also discussed their musical inspirations, the music they listened to growing up, and the music that was currently popular. With these conversations, they were able to create their own unique sound – a sound that has been evolving as time passes.

 

Each one of The Chainsmokers songs are different enough from everything else that is currently out to make it stand out. Prior to the release of “Closer,” neither of the members of the group had ever sang on their song, yet it is very easy to distinguish a Chainsmokers song from whoever else is currently on the radio.

 

The group began making typical dance music, primarily in the EDM sub-genre, but now their sound is more cheerful. “Closer” features Halsey and Andrew Taggart exchanging verses in the perspective of two people in love.

 

Other hit songs from The Chainsmokers include “Paris,” “Don’t Let Me Down,” and “#Selfie.”

 

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Alex Pall’s Musical Evolution

At times our hobbies and passions may turn out to be some rewarding lifetime careers just like that of Alex Pall of the band Chainsmokers. His DJing career kicked off after his current manager introduced him to Drew and as a result, Alex quit his job and Drew moved down from Maine to New York.

On meeting, they both knew that it would work out well since they understood their musical capabilities from the start. After learning each other’s dreams and ambitions, it was then time to get to work, to create an identity for their own. The band kept in touch for long hours for they both understood that it was a journey and they had to learn a lot along the way if at all they were to achieve their dreams. This new career was not all about paying bills but rather a self-discovery journey. With the keen understanding of their music’s deep engagement with their audience, it became more than just a job to them.

The two have decided to take active roles by singing some of their songs since most of their previous work involved songwriters. At times the two write some of their songs, but whenever they involve a songwriter, they are always there to guide them to make it more about them. The Chainsmokers has always wanted to work with a unique artist who has a strong voice. The song “Closer” featuring the incredible Halsey was written in a tour bus by Drew and one of their buddies, and they saw it as a great step to create an identity for them alongside the song “Don’t Let Me Down”.

With respect to social media, the band’s music has become international, stretching far to South Africa, Philippines and more places. What matters to them is the connection between their music and the fans irrespective of their appearance or age. Due to their forever expanding audience, the duo finds the need to keep on pushing themselves and doing more exciting things. Their live show “#Selfie”, can only get bigger and more exciting due to some of their musical changes. Moving forward, The Chainsmokers is taking its production further and also putting on a festival which is an entirely curated show. For the duo, it has and will always be about pushing new boundaries and giving their audience a whole new exciting musical experience.

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The Chainsmokers:: 2018’s most Foreseen Chart Toppers

In the Forbes press release “The Chainsmokers Discuss ‘Sick Boy’ Single And How Their New Music Is ‘Darker’ Than Ever Before”, The Chainsmokers are revealed to be one of the most popular chart topping bands since 2016, despite their name not receiving as much recognition as some of their songs like:

 

 

Lack of name recognition has hardly put any sort of dampeners on the Chainsmokers success though, as they’ve continued to saturate both Top 40 Pop charts as much as they’ve captured EDM fans. Their new single “Sick Boy” has been called the “Next Phase” in the groups career by Forbes contributor Hugh McIntyre, who has been following the fascinating life cycle of the Chainsmokers, who he says has faced and championed some serious daunting challenges in their career. (Read more about Chainsmokers on Beatport: The Chainsmokers)

 

In an interview with McIntyre, Andrew Taggart let fans in on some of he and Alex Pall’s journey over the past few years, as they built a reputation for putting on new songs every month. Now, after 9 months of not publishing anything, they are eager to see what fans think of “Sick Boy”; their latest release, which has been hailed as one their “darkest” and deepest song to date. Taggart attributes this to he and Pall’s personal journey into radical self-acceptance, as they learn how to express themselves as they wish to see themselves, rather than trying to be what they think their fans or studio’s expectations of them are. A noble process for sure, and one that they recognize is a delicate tightrope walk. Another reason why they chose to focus Sick Boy and many of there new songs, on what it feels like to be alive right now, and what it’s like to try and become themselves while juggling their rising celebrity statuses.

 

The Chainsmokers’ music fuses streams of indie, dance beats, pop, hip-hop, and expertly crafted electronic soundscapes into cool rifts of smoking sound.

 

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