The Chainsmokers Continue to Be Themselves

The Chainsmokers are nothing new. In fact, they have been around for quite some time, and they have been on the charts for over two years. They squeezed into the top 10 in 2015 with their hit song, Roses,” and they haven’t really slowed down.

They have changed their tune a bit though which reflects the changes in their personal lives since they sing from the heart. The duo is made of Alex Pall and Drew Taggart, and they have churned out many hits including, Paris,” “Something Just Like This,” and “Closer,” which they recorded with up-and-coming artist Halsey.

They also created the Grammy-winning hit, “Don’t Let Me Down.” Taggart and Pall recently released their hit, “Sick Boy,” which is a bit darker than their more poppy hits. This hit came to be as the duo hit a new chapter in their lives. Their music is a direct reflection of them and their experiences, so it is natural for their songs to reflect this. They hadn’t put out a song in quite some time, and Sick Boy shows just how much the duo has matured and grown up. The song melds together many feelings such as anger and frustration, and many people can relate to their music because they address feelings that we all feel.

The duo broke many records in the last few years, and they’re excited to produce more songs. They have high standards and want to covey what they feel through their music. Their journey has seemed quite surreal, and they have been on an amazing journey. It can be easy to get wrapped up in all of that but they have managed to stay grounded, and they plan on making more songs similar to “Sick Boy.”

The duo still has plenty to sing about so their fans can look forward to hearing more new songs very soon. The two really push each other which makes them work harder, and they are never satisfied until they put out their very best work. No matter what their sound is like, their fans seem to gravitate to their music.

The Chainsmokers, from Production Duo to Superstars

The Chainsmokers have always been a changing group. Now The Chainsmokers are made up of Alex Pall and Andrew Taggart, but Taggart wasn’t always a part of the group. Alex Pall was introduced to Andrew Taggart by his manager and instantly recognized the greatness the two could share.

Alex Pall, 32, is a New York native. He grew up with parents who were art dealers. DJing had always been a hobby for Alex Pall, he grew up doing DJing. He was DJing in NYC when his manager mentioned a producer from Maine who he may be interested in working with.

Andrew Taggart, 28, was raised in Freeport, Maine. He became fascinated by EDM dance music at the age of 15 while visiting Argentina. His first exposure to EDM was David Guetta, Daft Punk, and Trentemoller. When Andrew Taggart noticed that tons of college students were getting booked as DJs in New York City, he knew what he had to do. He went down to New York and Met Alex Pall.

“We both initially knew what we brought to the table,” said Alex Pall. The music duo often worked from 9 in the morning until 7 in the evening when they first began. They also had lengthy discussions about their motives, ambition, music tastes, and their own sound. Their drive is what made it possible for them to become as big as they are today.

Now they have worked with some of the biggest up-and-coming names in pop music. Recently they worked with singer Halsey on “Closer,” which Andrew Taggart also provided vocals for.

“She’s incredible,” Alex Pall said. “Halsey was number one [on our list of artists we wanted to work with.]”

What is more unique about the song “Closer” is that it marked the first time either of The Chainsmokers had sang their own vocals. The Chainsmokers have always been the writers of the vocals, but normally a guest singer is featured on their tracks.

Andrew Taggart’s involvement in singing will surely change The Chainsmokers moving forward.