Alex Pall is one of the founding members of hit band The Chainsmokers. Together with the other half of the duo, Andrew Taggart, these two artists are bringing a unique twist to Billboard chart-topping music. After creating several successful collaborations with both well known and unknown artists, the Chainsmokers are in great demand.
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In a recent interview, Alex Pall is further asked about what makes The Chainsmokers stand out. Pall delves into an explanation that he and Taggart actually craft their songs and then also sing on them. Admittedly, it does not seem as though artists singing on their own track would be original, but in all actuality it is less common than one might think. More typically, duos such as The Chainsmokers would pour their creativity into sculpting an electronic soundscape and then pass off the work to vocal professionals and songwriters to bring the full artistic work to light. Instead, Taggart and Pall are working to carefully craft a full circle production that really shows who they are as artists.
Alex Pall started out as a DJ at quite a young age and he realized that it was more than just a hobby, it had transitioned into a passion. It was while working at an art gallery in New York City that his manager introduce him to Andrew Taggart who was living in Maine at the time. The two men immediately clicked into working together and both quit their jobs while Taggart moved to New York in order to both fully dedicate themselves to the pursuit of the music.
The Chainsmokers have been quite successful at creating chart-topping singles and an album with incredible staying power on the Billboard’s Top Dance and Electronic Music chart. Alex Pall describes the success of the duo and their collaborations as a journey of self-discovery that he is fortunate enough to be going through with an artistic partner who shares his core values. Additionally, Pall is proud to provide examples of a 6 year old fan, in sharp contrast to hearing his own mother humming his songs, providing irrefutable proof that the music of The Chainsmokers transcends age.