Alex Pall, Pushing The Envelope
The first time Alex Pall met Andrew “Drew” Taggart through a shared friend, it was like musical fate. Their ambitions, interests, and goals coincided on an amazing level. The guys, better known to everyone as The Chainsmokers, immediately started working on music together.
Alex had previously quit his 9-5 job in lieu of pursuing music as his full time gig. Being a DJ since a very young age, it just seemed like right direction for him personally and professionally. Drew, however, had always been drawn to the DJ scene, but did not actually start performing music and putting on shows until he was in college. He used SoundCloud to get his work known. Once he met Alex, he left his job and even his state, and moved to New York so the two could produce music together.
Those decisions turned out to be the best choices they had ever made. The Chainsmokers soon released “Roses” and “Don’t Let Me Down,” with many more hits soon to follow. But these guys don’t want to be like everyone else in the industry. They strive to be better and better with each work they produce, determined to constantly improve. Pushing the envelope and keeping their fans on their toes is a goal for Alex. So the guys switched gears, opting this time around to do something completely unheard of. They weren’t just going to produce music and let other artists handle the vocals. The decided to get more personal with their music. They decided to get “Closer.”
Writing a new song about the gray area of hooking up with an ex, Drew takes the reigns as lead singer, brining a unique experience to fans around the world. “Closer” is the much anticipated next release for this EDM/pop duo, in collaboration with the talented Halsey, whom they really enjoyed creating with.
This new song really sets The Chainsmokers apart from other industry DJ’s. With their fan base ranging from young kids to senior citizens, including different nationalities, this new turn musically will surely draw even more people into the fold of The Chainsmokers.