Alex Pall, who makes up one half of the musical duo The Chainsmokers, has always considered crafting music to be his favorite hobby and one he has dedicated much of his life to. Upon meeting Andrew Taggart, the entire world changed for both of them. Gone were the days of investing as much time as they could into their shared hobby of creating music, having to make time for it between work schedules and other real-world obligations. Once United the pair took a huge leap and committed to making music full time and building that hobby into a career. Alex Pall states that he still can not believe that something he enjoys so much could ever be considered “work.”
Though both had their own followings in the DJing scene, their first big break together came in the form of the song “Selfie,” which the duo released in 2015. The song quickly went viral as a comedic hit, and was heard by individuals throughout the world. Successful as the song was, it gained the duo, who introduced themselves as The Chainsmokers, much needed exposure. In the years since the release of that initial song, the years have seen The Chainsmokers release many new songs, each gaining more notoriety than the previous. Now that they have made a name for themselves, the pair is focusing more on crafting their own musical style and shaping their identity within the musical community. Previously, The Chainsmokers focused mainly upon making music over which they would invite other artists to sing. Now, as they continue to grow their image, they have introduced new tracks on which the DJs-made-musical artists sing themselves. What it interesting about this is that, up until recently, this is something they have stayed away from. The future will see The Chainsmokers continue to craft their imagine and learn more about who they are, and where they want to go musically.