The world of music is unceasingly changing, improving, growing and continually transforming. This statement is best observed in the kind of music that The Chainsmokers has experienced. The music production duo popularly known as The Chainsmokers has been smashing the airwaves, but in the latest report from Forbes, we can read that The Chainsmokers is upending their reputation of being a mainstream artist and now trying to transform their brand. They’re now trying to become a bit edgy, and are trying to make their music “darker than ever.”
The New Phase
The Chainsmokers is not new to success, but with the type of stellar growth they have gained lately, it’s little wonder why we can observe them be doing something different than usual. Taggart and Pall are the two men behind the name The Chainsmokers, and with their darker tone and interest for their new single, there’s much excitement to expect from their fans.
In the interview from Forbes, we also learned that there’s a lot of frustration from the DJ duo in creating this new phase of their career. Taggart even shared in the interview that because of the expectations people have of their music, it might be a bit difficult for them to deviate from their usual genre that they’re stereotyped.
About The Chainsmokers
It’s better to start the bio of The Chainsmokers by saying that it is an American DJ/production duo that consists of Alex Pall and his loyal partner Andrew Taggart. With their dynamic duo and powerful songs, they’re able to hit the charts, gain success and always become a part of Top 50 Lists on various billboards.
One of the most striking and breakthrough songs that The Chainsmokers was able to successfully put out there is the 2014 song #Selfie. It was such a sensational song that it stayed in the lists of Billboards for several weeks, even months.
They’re also not new to awards. Some of the outstanding awards that they received include two American Music Awards and five awards from the iHeartRadio Music Awards. Their debut studio album is called Memories…Do Not Open, which was released in April 2017.
The Chainsmokers keep getting bigger and bigger and as they are growing, their audience is growing with them. Alex Pall is one half of the iconic dance music along with Andrew Taggart. Alex Pall has produced hits like “Closer”, “Roses”, and “Don’t Let Me Down” with the Chainsmokers.
When Alex Pall was growing up, he took on DJing as a hobby while in New York City. As time passed Pall realized that his hobby was consuming his life and he wanted to turn his passion into his full-time career. Alex Pall spoke with his manager about his intent and at that point, he was introduced to Taggart. The pair immediately hit it off when they met and started working together as the Chainsmokers. Pall quit his job and Taggart moved all the way from Maine to New York City.
Unlike most dance musicians, the Chainsmokers have begun singing on their tracks alongside using vocalists. Furthermore, Taggart and Alex Pall are heavily involved in the songwriting process. On the songs that they don’t write completely by themselves, they work with the songwriters and either contribute their thoughts and ideas or guide them in the process to ensure the songs truly fit the pair as people. Alex Pall and Taggart are bringing emotion and heart into a genre that is usually just filled with heavy bass drops and beats. The DJ duo want to take something different to the genre that’s about more than just being young and carefree like the other songs being produced today. (See: The Chainsmokers New Song Video)
Recently, the Chainsmokers duo had the opportunity to work with Halsley on the hit song Closer. Halsey is one of the hottest artists right now and Alex Pall was excited to get the chance to work with her. Closer features Taggart on vocals as well as Halsey.
Alex Pall and the Chainsmokers’ fans can be found around the globe from the United States to Europe and even South Africa. Social media allows him to connect with his fans and see what impact his music is making. As time goes on and their fans get older, it will be interesting to see how the Chainsmokers evolve. Visit This Page to learn more.