Anyone who has not heard of American, electric dance duo The Chainsmokers may be living under a rock. But in case you don’t know, The Chainsmokers are a highly progressive EDM group that incorporates elements of pop, rock, and even hip-hop. The Chainsmokers, since their rise to fame in 2015 have accumulated many hit records as well as awards and billions of views on youtube.
Just one day after the release of their track “closer” The Chainsmokers, Alex Pall and Andrew Taggart sat down to do an interview with Interview Magazine.
The interview begins with the questionnaire asking Pall how the group formed. Alex Pall, founding Chainsmokers member goes on to explain how. He stated that him and Andrew Taggart were both living in NYC and met at an art museum, after having been introduced by Pall’s manager. Pall explains that the two hit it off and started working immediately. “So we met and just immediately started working. He moved down from Maine. I quit my job and that’s where it all started.”
The interviewer next asks Pall how he knew they would be able to work together so well. Pall explains that they had similar taste in music and both knew what they were bringing to the table. This chemistry can be heard in their music, the two are quickly becoming one of the iconic duos of this generation.
Towards the end of the interview Pall was asked about why and how they started singing on their own tracks, seeing as how that is not common for most EDM acts. Pall stated “We were like, “Well, why not?””. He also went on to state that they write the lyrics of their own songs and that the songs are about their real lives.
Finally, the interview ended with the question “So in what ways are you changing the live show and it’s visuals to cater to your expanding audience?”. Alex Pall answered by explaining his commitment to his fans, he stated that the live shows will constantly be changing and evolving to fit the needs of his fans.
The Chainsmokers are still making music, recently switching to a more serious style with the release of their album “Sick Boy” in April of 2018.