The Chainsmokers, a DJ duo made up of Alex Pall and Andrew Taggart had a sitting with the Interview magazine after their anticipated song featuring Halsey, “Closer” was released. They told Mathias Rosenzweig about their new song, how they intended to shape their identity and remain relevant to their growing audience.
When asked about how they met and what made them confident they would work together, Alex mentioned that he was introduced to Andrew by his then manager. As soon as they met, he quit his job and Andrew moved from Maine and they began working together. He knew they were a right fit for each other after they had conversations and realized they had the same passions, core values and their goals were all about growing the same identity.
Andrew thinks that for a DJ duo, building a strong identity as an artist isn’t such a task but it has challenges. He talks about how many people are creating similar content and it is upon an artist to come up with unique content. Andrew adds that it was not more than a year ago that they decided to focus on everything rather than just dance music. When Mathias mentioned that he was intrigued by the fact that the duo sang their own lives, Pall said that they were working towards making songs that have a relation to one another and it was easier basing it on their life stories.
Alex Pall praised Halsey saying she was a unique artist with a strong voice and was unapologetically herself in the song that was one of their many compositions. The lad was excited when he looked through social media because he could tell the kind of people connecting with his music. His partner, Andrew added that they had grown from their college audience to making songs that people below 15 and over 30 would relate with.
Lastly,Mathias Rosenzweig wanted to know the interview how they would change their live shows and visuals to cater to every fan. Pall responded by saying that they were going to push more boundaries because theirs was to give their fans new experiences.
The Chainsmokers have emerged as an international sensation, and have gone beyond topping the charts to become a well-known name in the industry. Even though the duo, comprising of Alex Pall and Andrew Taggart, has been in the limelight for over three years, it feels like their presence on the music scene has been more prevalent than ever.
The Chainsmokers made their debut back in 2015 with their song Roses, The song became an instant party hit and was being played in clubs across the world. The duo quickly rose to popularity with the song, and then went on to release a number of other chart-topping hits. Their iconic and electrifying music coupled with their ability to connect with their fans is one of the many things that has made The Chainsmokers the well-known music act that they are today.
One of the reasons why The Chainsmokers has grown in popularity so much over the years is because of their ability to evolve with their listeners. Back when the duo first started releasing their music online, The Chainsmokers released music that spoke about love, loss and all the things that were prevalent to the audience that they were targeting their music too. With their most recent album, The Chainsmokers decided to take on a new approach to the music that they were making, coming out with an album that gave their audience a glimpse into the darker side of things.
Andrew Pall and Alex Taggert have repeatedly emphasized that their music is a reflection of the experiences that they have had and the lives that they lead. One of their most recent songs that the duo released was Sick Boy, which talks about the situation that today’s youth are in and the political standings that govern our society. Fans were taken aback when the song was released, and eagerly awaited the release of the new album of The Chainsmokers that takes on a different approach as compared to the music that they were previously known to put out.
Even though The Chainsmokers have only released a few songs from their latest album, there is no denying that the fanfare behind this new music style is prevalent and something that is going to take the world by storm.
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