It’s astounding how the Chainsmokers rose from obscurity to worldwide fame in such a short time. Nevertheless, they have since become an indelible staple of the music industry. Alex Pall recently sat down for an interview to discuss how the DJ and production duo first got their start and where they plan to go with their career in the future. The two first met in the big apple when Andrew Taggart was matriculating at a local university and Pall was taking various DJ gigs in and around the city. It was Pall’s manager who first introduced them and, from the moment they met, they knew they would work well together. Afterward, Taggart dropped out to work with Pall on music full time and, before they knew it, they had released their first hit single, Selfie. The rest, as they say, is musical history.
What separates them from a lot of other DJs is the fact that Pall actually sings on their songs. However, he believes it’s essential to their music-making process, insisting it’s important for him to sing on their tracks since the lyrics pertain to his life. After collaborating with Halsey, he praised her unique, individual style and mentioned that she’s the kind of artist they would like to continue working with in the future. They also discussed the fluctuation of their fanbase. It used to be mostly college students but it has since expanded to include people of all ages.
Despite the pervasive fame, he said that he doesn’t take a single bit of it for granted, stating how grateful he is for everyone who listens to their music. He then went on to discuss their live shows. Some artists don’t sing live during their concerts, but the Chainsmokers certainly do and Pall has said he is particularly proud of this fact. And they don’t plan on going anywhere anytime soon. They believe that if they take time off from making music, things simply won’t be the same when they return. So we wish them the best of luck in their future musical endeavors and hope they have continued success.