Alex Pall is a member of the famous music duo called The Chainsmokers, who have recently stirred up the radio with their track called “Closer.” The other member of the duo Andrew Taggart is singing the song and while it may not seem so unique, it is very uncommon in their field of music for producers to sing their own vocals. Alex Pall and Andrew Taggart both emphasize that they are trying to make a name and category for themselves in music and they do not want to be restricted to one genre or one type of music. Following that statement, their recent hits have mashed up several genres and now they have a distinct type of sound which was their goal that they wanted to reach. Alex states that the duo is also very involved in their songwriting process and write almost all of their lyrics. Even when the duo works with songwriters, they make sure to be a prominent part of the writing process.
Alex Pall grew up DJ-ing all over New York City and he said he enjoyed getting paid for something he was passionate about. Alex states that his gig as a DJ wasn’t like a job but more like side money in terms of income. Alex says he felt scared to commit to something that was fun and somewhat profitable as opposed to an actual job. Alex says that once he was spending time at an art gallery and he came to the conclusion that dance music was enveloping most of his life. Realizing that, Alex Pall decided to give his passion for making music a proper chance. Alex then met Andrew Taggart through his manager who he was already working with from his freelance gig as a DJ. Andrew Taggart moved to work with Alex and Alex ended up quitting his job and then the duo’s adventure began to unfold.
Alex Pall works as the DJ of the group and said that when he met Andrew, they immediately connected and they talked about their drive for making music and making it in the industry. They both worked hard on observing the trends in their genre of music and they both made sure as to what was being played and what was successful in the industry. The duo proceeded to work almost daily in Alex Pall’s apartment and a couple of years later, The Chainsmokers have become a household name across all of the world and the duo hopes to constantly provide a new experience for their fans.