Singer, Alex Pall, comprises one half of the group The Chainsmokers. In the 2016 interview with the group Chainsmokers, in Interview Magazine, fans get a greater sense of who the group is musically. Alex Pall got into music by being a DJ, and this would be the way he would meet his bandmate, Andrew Taggart. The two met through their current manager and started working on music together right away. Pall quit his job, and Taggart moved from Maine and this would begin
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— THE CHAINSMOKERS (@TheChainsmokers) June 19, 2018
Andrew Taggart says that he first fell in love with electronic/dance music as he was entering college. This made him stand out and be teased by his college peers. This would soon change by the time he left college. Many of his peers had embraced dance music and listened to groups such as Avicii.
When Pall and Taggart decided to work on music, Pall says they both shared a commonality in that they a strong ambition and passion for music. It would be this drive that would drive the pair to mainstream success. The two spent countless hours together perfecting their sound. Their album is more than just a “DJ” album. Chainsmokers sing, produce and are very active in the creative process of their music. Pall says their focus is on putting together albums that are cohesive with one another. Pall states that Chainsmokers didn’t just want to use the typical format of DJ albums. They were really focused on putting together a cohesive body of work.
One highlight that Alex Pall talks about is working on their hit single “Closer” with acclaimed artist Halsey as a feature. Pall knew this was a giant leap in the right direction for the group. Andrew Taggart also sings on the track, which is produced by the group as well.
One last contributing factor to the rise the group is the use of social media, primarily the social media app, Instagram. The app has helped the group to track their success and see that they are becoming bigger internationally.