Following the release of their track “Closer”, Alex Pall was interviewed about both the track and the origins of The Chainsmokers. The track gained a lot of the attention for not only featuring the trademark voice of Halsey but also featuring the voice of Andrew Taggart, half of the DJ duo. Even if this decision seems weird for the genre itself, a closer look at the duo of Alex and Andrew puts into perspective as the two are known for being quite open with their music.
In the interview, Pall goes into depths about his life before forming The Chainsmokers. The New Yorker explains how DJing was a lifelong hobby for him, taking gigs around the city however it always felt like something on the side for him until he had a realization about what he wanted to do with his life, and that was pursuing music. He eventually went on to form The Chainsmokers with his first partner, Rhett Bixler. After some time, however, Rhett Bixler left the group and this is where Andrew Taggart comes in.
In Maine, Taggart had developed a love EDM long before the genre achieved mainstream success even having a handful of gigs here and there. By this time, the original duo of The Chainsmokers was quite well known as news of Bixler’s departure had even spread to Taggart’s home, Taggart being recommended by someone who worked the Pall’s manager. Both Taggart and Pall expressed that the minute they met, the two of them had instant chemistry and began working together immediately. From then on, the DJ duo would become one of music’s top creators.
When the duo was asked about the thought process behind including Taggart’s voice when it was such a rare thing to happen. The duo had expressed their love for their personal connection with both their fans and their music. They didn’t want to hide behind masks or create these alter egos, they wanted to enjoy the music like their fans because at the end of the day, both Pall and Taggart are still fans of EDM.
The Chainsmokers comprises of production and DJ duos, Andrew Taggart and Allex Pall. The pair has sowed high in the pop music as almost all their releases became hits. Their production started in 2014 with the release of “Selfie” that included selfies from celebrities such as Snoop Dogg, David Hasselhoff and Steve Aoki. The song was the 6th in the Billboard of Hot 100 and on the dance chart it was top 10. After the breakthrough with their first release “Selfie”, the Chainsmokers went back to the studio to prepare their first extended record. The EP Bonquet was released four months later and became 31st on the Album chart. In the same year, the duo gained more attention when they released the pop song “Roses”. Now people started taking them seriously as pop singers and the song was in the 6th position in top 10.
Don’t let me down and closer, together with their second extended play record, “Collage” got released in 2016. Don’t let me down earned the Grammy awards and nominated as the best dance recording while their second EP was the 1st on the pop chart in the US. “Closer” was praised for being influential in both lyrics and musically. The song was a hit in 2016 and led to Chainsmokers been awarded for being the best pop duo. The Chainsmokers have released around 5EP, and 3 of them got to the top 10 in the billboard.
The year 2018, it’s not an exception as the duos as still sowing higher. They have released a couple of singles such as you owe me, Sick Boy and Everybody Hates Me. All the released tracks are creating a record for the pop duos. Recently they release their new song “Somebody” featuring Drew love. Their recent release is a mix of R$B, EPM and Pop. The song remix has had over 30million views and many subscriptions. The Chainsmokers have performed the song in many platforms. Mike Nied of Idotar complimented the Chainsmokers duo saying that the song “Somebody” was going to be their best released song in 2018 compared to all their pop single song released.