Being a member of “The Chainsmokers” has made Alex Pall popular even in the areas he wasn’t known before. He has produced many electrifying songs together with Andrew Taggart. Andrew wasn’t fully committed to the band although he made great contributions. Alex had another music partner before who quit after some time. This opened a door for Andrew to join the band and start his journey towards his musical destiny. Alex is the kind of people who don’t just rush into a career before they have consulted an experienced mentor in that particular field. He first consulted his manager before he could make it public that music was the deer to hunt.
Andrew came to New York from Maine to chart the way forward with Alex. Upon arrival, Alex Pall noted something peculiar about Andrew, and the chemistry between them intensified. The same happened to Andrew, and the two knew something was cooking somewhere. According to the Interview Magazine, The Chainsmokers became more popular after the two artists released a song “Closer.” During Alex’s interview, it came out that the two artists could meet in his apartment almost every day to grind something on music.
After discussing in depth their music plans and interests, Alex and Andrew realized they could work fluidly towards their main goal. When the interviewer asked why they included Halsey in their “Closer” hit, Alex Pall said Halsey was a popular, passionate, and energetic singer. The interview revealed further that Halsey was always on the top of Alex’s list of the artists he desired to work with. Alex further said Halsey was always real and her voice was strong and stunning.
The interview also brought his fans to the scene. The interviewer wanted to know how Alex Pall interacted with his loyal fans outside the music world. Alex said he connected with most of his fans through Instagram. He said this social media platform helped him know those who often followed his music. He affirmed that his fan base had occupied the international space already. He also told the interviewer that countries like South Africa and Philippines considered his songs inspirational. Alex said The Chainsmokers was releasing new hits quite often and nothing would bring the band down in the music industry.
In 2012 Alex Pall and Andrew Taggart were introduced by mutual friend Adam Alpert. Alpert knew that Pall needed another DJ for his two-person act and felt that Taggart, a DJ himself, would fit with Pall. The two met and had a quick, easy chemistry. They decided to team up and the Chainsmokers were born. Taggart left Maine for New York and the two men began rehearsing their sound after quitting their regular jobs. Practicing full-time the duo took their time to get it right. They performed their first live show at Terminal 5 in September of 2014, opening for Timeflies in New York.
The show was a success and the two knew they were doing it right. They released two EPs, “Bouquet” and “Collage”, and began touring. In 2017 their first full-length album was released, “Memories…Do Not Open.” The album was a fast chart-topper, and is still a part of Billboards Dance/Electronic chart. Indeed, the album is tied with “Demon Days” from the Gorillaz for the third spot on the most non-consecutive weeks at #1 on said chart. As a still popular album in clubs and on the radio, “Memories” has the potential to top itself and move up that list.
After “Memories…Do Not Open” the Chainsmokers released a series of free singles and another EP, “Sick Boy.” Their singles were given away to help keep interest in the band among listeners, as well as to help them showcase their ability to expand their interests and sound beyond traditional dance/electronic music. They enjoy and are influenced by a variety of genres and want to experiment with these genres and how they combine with electronic.
Another way they expand their musical experience is through collaboration. They have worked with a wide variety of other DJs and musicians, notably and recently the singer Halsey.
Pall and Taggart announced a new Chainsmokers full-length earlier in 2018, with an expected late 2018 or early 2019 release date. The album is highly anticipated as it will be the duos second full-length album. After the success of “Memories” there are high hopes.