Electronic music has a reputation for being impersonal dance music, with DJs hidden behind masks, and impersonal dance beats. This disconnected nature can produce great music, but there is an option for those who desire a to go beyond genre limitations and uncover a more personal connection in electronic music. The Chainsmokers are one of the biggest acts in electronic music today, but they refuse to be contained by convention.
The DJ duo of Alex Pall and Andrew Taggert pursue their goal of creating passionate music by choosing to sing their own songs, even choosing to work with songwriters and write their own lyrics based on their lives.
Recently they worked with Electropop act Halsey on “Closer”. Pall said they had been attracted to how individual she is. The song focuses on a hook-up with an ex-girlfriend based on people Taggert had known from school. The goal was to write a song about a hook-up, but incorporating the flaws, recklessness, and t
he knowledge that it might not be the right thing to do. “Closer” was inspired by the way the music Pall and Taggert loved made them feel when they were 14.
Tours have taken the Chainsmokers all around the world. Pall is enthusiastic about the international expansion of the Chainsmokers’ fanbase, to places like the Philippines. He is happy to see when his music reaches beyond their main age demographic of teens and young adults, and enjoys connecting with his audience on Instagram to see people enjoy the Chainsmokers’ music. Although he understands that not everyone has experienced the same kind of life as him, Pall hopes that their emotional message can go beyond demographics and connect with many different kinds of people.
The Chainsmokers are earning their place on the top forty charts two times over, with new festivals coming soon and creating new visuals for their shows. They’re not planning on taking a break anytime soon. Expect the fan experience to keep improving as they focus on artistry and cohesion in their albums, and discover new ways to incorporate ideas from many genres into their music.
The Chainsmokers came into the spotlight in 2015, when they released their song entitled “Roses.” It was the beginning of their popularity, as the song was followed by billboard hits like “Paris,” “Something Like This,” “Closer,” and “Don’t Let Me Down.” The duo is composed of Alex Pall and Drew Taggart, and they have been working together since 2012 to compose songs and become famous in the music industry. The success of their careers can be attributed to their loyal fans, which would always stay by their side and throw their support to everything they do. After smashing the billboard hits with their singles, The Chainsmokers decided to release a new song that would mark a new chapter in their career. The new single is entitled “Sick Boy,” and the two claimed that it would expose a different style in their musical performances.
According to Alex Pall and Drew Taggart, the concept for “Sick Boy” was developed after realizing that they have not released any songs for over nine months. They wanted the public to know that the song tackles darker issues, and everyone would love the tune that they built up together. Being one of the most popular bands around the world that has a huge fan following, The Chainsmokers is optimistic that the new single they will be releasing would become an instant hit. They are also planning to release the music video immediately on YouTube, where most of their previous videos have been watched hundreds of millions of times.
Success never happened overnight for The Chainsmokers, and they had to work hard for it. Back in 2012, the manager of Alex Pall has introduced him to Drew Taggart. Both were working as DJs, and when they met each other, they felt an instant connection. Alex Pall and Drew Taggart then had to leave their daytime career as an art gallery manager and a dancer, and they started to focus on their musical talent. Soon, their manager helped them become famous by working with music companies, and after the release of their hit singles, The Chainsmokers have marked their names in the industry.