Throughout the past few years, the Chainsmokers have risen from the depths of obscurity to become one of the most famous musical acts of our generation. So just how have they managed to accrue such a pervasive amount of fame in such a short period of time? Alex Pall recently sat down with Mathias Rosenzweig to discuss how they rocketed to success, how they deal with the fame and fortune, and where they would like to go in the future of their career. The two first met in the big apple when Andrew Taggart was matriculating at one of the local universities and Pall was trying to make it as a fledgling DJ. It was Pall’s manager who introduced them and they instantly knew they would work well together which led to their frequent collaborations in the studio.
It wasn’t long before they were making music together on a regular basis and, before long, they had their first hit single on their hands with the release of Selfie. One hit single led to another and, before they knew it, they had become a household name. When discussing their most recent collaboration with Halsey, he had nothing but nice things to say about her, noting that she’s a fun and unique artist who isn’t afraid to let her individuality shine through. While most DJs don’t sing on their own songs, they are one of the few exceptions but they insist it’s necessary due to the fact that the lyrics pertain to their own lives and experiences.
Their fanbase used to consist mostly of high school students and young adults but it has since expanded to include people of all ages. As for their live concerts, they’ve been constantly growing and evolving as the music industry continues to change. And they have said they have no interest in taking any sort of hiatus from the music industry as they realize things wouldn’t be the same upon their return. So we wish them the best of luck in the future of their careers and hope they have continued success in the music industry.
The Chainsmokers started, out of all possible starts, by Alex Pall and Andrew Taggart quitting their jobs. It only took four years for the duo to become a breakout band, and they are now very successful. The key to their success? To never make the same song, and to throw themselves into their work in a way that most mainstream DJs don’t.
Alex Pall sings on their recent song “Closer”, as part of a duet with alternative artist Halsey. Pall was ecstatic to work with Halsey on this song, as Halsey is unapologetically herself, similar to Pall and the Chainsmokers. In singing on “Closer” as well as producing it and co-writing it, Pall broke the formula wherein singers and producers don’t have much of an attachment to their own music beyond providing the vocals.
“Closer” is thematically about a hookup with an ex-girlfriend where the singer realizes that they know everything about the person and that it doesn’t seem like the hookup will work out very well. The thing about this song, as well as other songs that have been written and produced by the Chainsmokers, is that while it’s universal, it’s unique. The Chainsmokers refuse to limit themselves to just one genre and refuse to stick themselves in boxes.
When describing his job as an artist, Pall says that it’s ultimately a journey of self-discovery – especially in the way that he has formatted his career. Pall and Taggart have always observed what is going on around them, and work to stay true to their values while staying current and updating their music with modern culture in mind. Pall describes his journey as a musical artist as shaping his own identity and says that he wants his listeners to relate to his music on a deeper level.
Pall hopes to continue capturing the attention of his listeners, who mostly come from the 16 to 25-year-old demographic and are all over the world, including the Philippines and South Africa. They ensure to make their music captivating to everyone, including kids and those over thirty. And if they keep on going like they currently are, they’ll have no problem.
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