In the last couple of years Alex Pall and Andrew Taggart, the duo that makes up the Chainsmokers, have been blowing up in the music scene with hits like “Closer” with Halsey and “Don’t Let Me Down”. The New York City-based duo is one of the few electronic dance music producers that isn’t just making the same generic music and instead is putting themselves into their music with their own lyrics and voices. (Learn more about Pall on Genius.com: Alex Pall)
Alex Pall started his musical career as a DJ in the New York City club scene while continuing to work his day job. He soon saw his hobby growing and consuming more and more of his time until he came to the decision that he wanted to give his music a real shot. After speaking with his manager, that he still has today, Alex Pall was introduced to Andrew Taggart and the two immediately hit it off. The two shared the same taste in music as well as a strong drive to succeed.
The next day they were in Alex Pall’s New York apartment making music. Taggart moved to New York from Maine and Alex Pall quit his job. The two were working on music every day for hours on end. While their hours may have been long Alex Pall and Andrew Taggart didn’t see the music, they were producing a job, they both enjoyed it too much. They did know that there was a lot of work to do though and dedicated themselves to making music. See Related Link to learn more.
While at first, Alex Pall and Drew Taggart tried to make music that was relatable to their audience like the rest of the music in the genre. As Taggart and Pall became more secure in themselves as artists they put themselves into their music. They stopped trying to relate and started writing about their own experiences in life. In a sea of electronic music with heavy beats and even heavier drops, the Chainsmokers are putting emotion into a genre that is lacking a human element.