The Chainsmokers might be one of the biggest upcoming musical duos over the last two years. Recently, Alex Pall and Drew Taggart sat down with Mathias Rosenzweig of Interview Magazine to discuss their leap into the spotlight.
Pall begins the conversation by telling Interview Magazine about how he got into making music, and about his early days as a DJ. He tells Mr. Rosenzweig that one day he realized that he was infatuated with Electronic Dance Music (EDM), and that all he wanted to do was spin it and listen to it. His manager caught wind of this and mentioned that he might want to work with Taggart- another EDM fan and fellow DJ.
Taggart cuts in to continue the story, and tells Interview Magazine just how surprised and shocked he was to receive the invitation. It took a single trip to New York City for Drew to quit his job and start brainstorming music with Pall. Their overall goal as artists was to convey a true experience of who they were to their fans. They wanted genuine stories of everything from love to hookups- and that’s exactly how their song ‘Closer’ was born.
Mr. Rosenzweig goes on to ask the pair about that song, focusing on what it was like to record and work with Halsey for the first time. Alex Pall interjects in immediately, and recounts the whole experience. He explains that like he and Taggart, Halsey is an artist who does her best to convey the human experience to her fans no matter what other artists might think.
The duo also goes into detail about their fans and what demographic they know that they are reaching. The young men utilize social media applications, like Instagram and Twitter, to promote and measure the sales of their albums and merchandise. Right now the Chainsmokers are reaching a dynamic group of individuals whose ages range from sixteen to twenty-five, according to Interview Magazine.
Taggart finishes up the interview by telling Mr. Rosenzweig that the only goal they have moving forward is to reach new people with authentic music.