Alex Pall and Andrew Taggart formed the Chainsmokers in 2012, and by 2015, the Chainsmokers had already become a household name, but just how were they able to achieve such widespread fame and acclaim so quickly? Mathias Rosenzweig met up with Alex Pall to discuss how the Chainsmokers first came to be and what lies ahead for them. The two first met in the big apple while Taggart was in college. Pall’s manager first introduced the two and they instantly knew they would work well together. Andrew dropped out to work with Pall on music full time and within just a few years, they had already dropped their first hit single, Selfie. Not long after, they released a whole string of hit singles and, before they knew what was happening, they had achieved widespread fame and critical acclaim.
He also talked about how important it is for him to provide the vocals on his tracks since they pertain to him and his life. Most DJs don’t do that but Pall said he makes no apologies for it. When discussing Halsey, he praised her unique sense of individuality and her strong voice. Those are the kinds of artists they wish to work with in the future. While their audience used to be mostly college students, nowadays all kinds of people enjoy their music. He mentioned that the duo didn’t just expect their fame to become so pervasive as Pall noted how grateful they are for all of their fans and devotees.
He then went on to discuss the ways in which their live shows have changed over the years as things continue to evolve in the music scene. Unlike some other artists, they do not lip sync during their concerts and this remains a point of pride for them. And they have assured the public and their fans that they don’t plan on taking a hiatus. Some artists do but it’s never the same when they return. So they intend to keep making music for as long as possible. We hope they will continue to find future success in their careers.