Electronic Dance Music

Alex Pall on Their Musical Journey, Identity and New Single ‘Closer’

The Chainsmokers are an energetic DJ/Production duo composed of Alex Pall and Andrew Taggart, who has been making headlines the entertainment industry with their top singles like ‘Don’t Let Me Down’ and ‘Closer.’ The latter is a particularly an exciting track because unlike in their previous songs where the duo have solely relied on other vocalists, Andrew Taggart is also included on the vocals. This is a unique entry in the electronic dance music genre by the DJ duo from their DJ counterparts who focus on beat making.

The Chainsmokers desire to be acknowledged as real artists with feelings and have been putting in a lot of effort to alter their style to suit their ambitions. The pair talked to Mathias Rosenzweig from Interview Magazine on their aspirations and plans to develop their unique style and grow with their audience. In the interview, Alex Pall disclosed that he enjoyed deejaying from a young age, but he decided to pursue dance music fully when he realized it was taking up much of his time. It was during this time that their current manager introduced him to Taggart and the duo immediately hit it off.

Mathias was interested in finding out their experience in collaborating with Halsey on ‘Closer.’ Alex pointed out that it was an amazing experience and they have always wanted to work with her on a project. He added that he admired her personality and strong vocal abilities. He also added that Taggart’s inclusion on the vocals was an essential step in defining and revealing their identity. Alex told Mathias that they had come up with the song while on tour.

Alex Pall also disclosed that social media had played an essential role in promoting their music and helping them connect with their fans. He noted that he was thrilled by the fact that their music cut across different age groups and they had fans from all over the world. Alex also disclosed that they were striving to introduce new concepts to their live shows to entertain their fans. He assured their fans that they would work relentlessly to give them new experiences.

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Alex Pall and Andrew Taggart Discuss Expanding Musical Boundaries

It was the day after the release of their new single “Closer” and both halves of the dance-pop duo The Chainsmokers was bristling with excitement in an interview with Mathius Rosenzweig. The interview began with the duo discussing their humble beginnings. The two DJs were brought together by their manager Adam Alpert after Pall’s former group member Rhett Bixler left the group. “It was love at first sight,” remembers Taggart. The two began making music together in Pall’s apartment the next day and worked their way from obscurity to the top of the charts. (View: The Chainsmokers New Song Video).

 

The group also discussed their future as they geared up for an upcoming festival at Red Rock and a fall tour. “We don’t want to make straight up dance music anymore” says Taggart when discussing the future of their music. The two DJs are constantly trying to find new ways to make their shows more exciting and expand their genre. These changes are most evidently showcased by Taggart actually singing on their new track “Closer.”

 

Part of Taggart and Pall’s push to constantly innovate also comes from their change in audience. As their audience grows in scope of age and nationality the two DJs wish grow both in their showmanship and their musicality. “We bring it upon ourselves to bring a new and exciting show.” The duo mentioned that they already have years’ worth of new material that is already radically different than their songs that are out right now and the two have no intention of slowing down.

With their astonishingly quick rise to fame, it’s not hard to see why Pall and Taggart are excited. However, despite their widespread success, the two are continuously looking into the future. “I think when you get complacent is when somebody else takes your spot,” says Pall near the end of the interview, “So for us it’s all about being on the forefront of pushing new boundaries and giving people new experiences.” Find Additional Information Here.

 

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