The Chainsmokers are a dynamic group comprised of Alex Pall and Andrew Taggart. Their music is ever changing and really stands out. Their songs are personal and often reflect their own experiences. An excellent example is Closer. The song was about the attraction for an ex-girlfriend and explored the attraction and the reason the relationship ended. Writing their own lyrics has enabled the duo to put out songs truly reflecting their thoughts and feelings. Their work is beginning to change and become more cohesive leading to more hit songs.
Alex Pall has really enjoyed working with Halsey. He described her as incredible, unique and very cool. Her unapologetic personality and strong voice make her exactly the type of artist he prefers working with. He felt their work was a step in the right direction for the Chainsmokers. The duo even produced the song. They listen to a lot of the old tracks and discuss the songs. They get nostalgic for the vivid lyrics of the past sometimes. This led to the decision they would write some songs about what was happening in their lives.
Alex Pall is a big believer in Instagram. This has led to international recognition of his music. The demographics the Chainsmokers consistently change. This is exciting because it means numerous age groups have enjoyed their music. People find an emotional connection to their style of music because of the way it makes them feel. The pair does not simply go up and play, they perform with everything they possess. As their popularity increases their performance element is becoming more elaborate. Their shows are selling out and they are planning future tours.
Alex Pall and Andrew Taggart have started thinking about mixing live videos into their DJ shows. They are proud of performing their songs live because it raises them above the typical DJ’s. They want their content to be unique and make the effort to avoid complacency. They have watched artists take a break from the industry for a few years only to have everything be completely different when they return. This is why they are always searching for new experiences and pushing the boundaries.