Alex Pall and Andrew Taggart are two halves of the DJ and production duo known as the Chainsmokers. After a string of hit singles, they released a new track, “Closer,” but what makes this song different from any of their previous work is Alex Pall sings on the track alongside Halsey. Recently, Mathias Rosenzweig sat down with the pair to discuss their music, establishing their identities, and how they plan to grow and change as the music industry evolves.
They talked about how it can take a while for new songs to reach their audiences across the nation and so they only release new content at certain intervals to accommodate that lag. While it is unusual for DJ’s to sing on their own songs, the pair say they make no apologies for providing their own vocals for the song, “Closer.” Because the song is written with them in mind, they felt it only appropriate for Alex to be the one who sang it. When asked about working with Halsey, they had nothing but praise for the 23-year-old singer/songwriter, remarking on her uniqueness and individuality.
They also spoke about how their audience has expanded from 16 to 25-year-olds to an almost universal demographic. They feel very lucky to have such a passionate and dedicated fanbase, and they certainly don’t take it for granted. They also talked about how important it is to keep pushing themselves and trying different things as their careers continue. Additionally, the duo mentioned how they take pride in performing all of their music live as not every artist can say that. And rest assured they’re not going anywhere.
They discussed how a lot of artists take a few years off and then try to make a comeback but it’s just not the same as it was. So they fully intend to remain on the forefront pushing the envelope and experimenting with new styles and forms of music everyday. And we wish them the best of luck in their careers and in their futures. Whatever comes next, we look forward to hearing what kind of music they have in store for us.