Alex Pall and Andrew Taggart are the two people who make up The Chainsmokers. The Chainsmokers are a Grammy Award winning DJ/production duo that have made over half a dozen songs that have charted on the Billboard Hot 100. They started off making simple dance music, but eventually, their music branched out into something truly unique. Now their music has meaningful lyrics and unique background music. Together, Alex Pall and Andrew Taggart have revolutionized what it means to be a DJ act in the music industry.
“Closer”, for many fans, marked a turning point in the careers of The Chainsmokers. For one, it is one of their most meaningful songs to date. Second, it marked the debut of Andrew Taggart as lead singer. Prior to the release of “Closer,” neither Pall nor Taggart performed the vocals for their music; they relied on guest vocalists to provide that part of the track.
During the promotional tour for “Closer,” Alex Pall conducted an interview with Interview Magazine, and he discussed a variety of topics. Some of the topics included, their origin, their future, and how The Chainsmokers came up with their unique sound.
Like most interviews, this one began with the interviewer asking Alex Pall about where he came from and how he entered into the music industry.
Pall explained that he had been interested in music at a young age, and while it was a hobby for the majority of his career, he realized that music was consuming his life and began to take it seriously. According to Pall, he was in an art gallery when he came to this realization.
Pall’s partner, Andrew Taggart was going to school in Maine when he was recommended to meet up with Pall and see if things click. They did. Pall and Taggart were able to quickly create a professional relationship.
The interview concluded with Alex Pall and Andrew Taggart discussing their future. Primarily, they talked about how Taggart being the lead singer of the group was a positive move for the group. Now, The Chainsmokers no longer need to rely on guest vocalists to complete their songs. Taggart has the skills to keep The Chainsmoker’s music sound fresh.