The music industry has been taken over by storm with the incredible combination of Alex Paul and Andrew Taggart, also known as, The Chainsmokers. This electronic dance music/pop band’s music consists of singles like, “Roses”, “Don’t Let Me Down’’, and their newest hit “Closer” featuring Hasley. Meeting in New York City, the two DJs have been writing and producing music from day one.
Before the combo met they both were working as DJs and finishing up school in New York. A couple of mutual friends hooked the pair of them together, and from then on was pure magic. Instantly, Alex and Andrew hit it off, bringing talent and vision to the table. The Chainsmokers, from the beginning, have been working day and night together. Pushing themselves, not just for the paycheck, but for the connection they had established with their audience.
At first the Chainsmokers put out a lot of electronic dance music, but as they grew, the band figured out they wanted to expand as artist. Pall states that they both were fans of all types of music and thought they should branch out. So, that’s when music like, “Roses” started to come up. It is extremely imperative to the dynamic duo to constantly be evolving, and to not keep putting out the same type of music over and over.
To continue the Chainsmoker’s evolution of their music, the artists put their own vocals on their newest hit “Closer.’’ Alex Pall explains that singing in their song has brought a much stronger connection with their audience, rather than, just being the guys behind the DJ booth. The song was written about one of the group’s ex girlfriends, and dives into the metal gymnastics of relationships.
Starting out as just a couple of DJs, the Chainsmoker’s journey has been quite an experience. Alex’s and Paul’s tangible connection with their audience, and want to identify themselves as artist, will have this duopoly, making great music for many years to come.