Taking on a new sound and a brand new sense of direction, The Chainsmokers have evolved incredibly since the duo comprising of Alex Pall and Andrew Taggart came out. It seems like only yesterday that The Chainsmokers released their first hit single that propelled them on the music scene. Since then, the duo has come out with a number of chart-topping hits like ‘Don’t let me down’, ‘Closer’ and ‘Roses’.
In a recent interview, Alex Pall and Andrew Taggart let fans in on the history behind the duo and the road that let them be the iconic act that they are today. Music has always been an important part of both Andrew and Alex’s lives, and it was their love for music and their passion for creating art that brought them together. Alex Pall had been DJing and producing music since high school, and Andrew shared a similar story. Both the members of the duo were matched together by their manager who thought that they would work well together. After a few initial sessions, The Chainsmokers was formed. Combining their musical talents, their vision for the music that they create and the ability to tell stories through their music has helped the duo reach the next level within the industry.
Writing about their lives has always been one of the key components of the music that The Chainsmokers puts out. Several songs like Don’t Let Me Down, Closer and even the newest song Sick Boy have all been about the personal experiences that the duo has gone through and the roads that they have traveled. Making music about this has also let them form a strong connection with their fans, which is something that has greatly contributed to the success that they are seeing today.
Making their music unique to their own style has always been one of the defining characteristics of The Chainsmokers. Not many music producers and DJs nowadays actually sing over the music that they themselves make, and by doing that, The Chainsmokers have been able to bring their own sense of originality to the fans who tune into them.