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.
The Chainsmokers, best known as the hit-making duo who worked with the likes of Coldplay, Halsey, Daya, and Rozes, have recently given us a behind-the-scenes look at the making of their new hit “Somebody”. In the sneak-peak video, it is clear that this tune is reminiscent of all the synth-pop we have come to expect of the pair. Mixed with mesmerizing vocals and soothing piano, the song itself is sure to make them an even more popular household name.
The former disc jockey and production twosome consists of Alex Pall and Rhett Bixler. According to Pall, their name was decided upon after randomly purchasing the domain name while smoking weed. Their influencers comprise the likes of Linkin Park, deadmau5, and Pharrell Williams, which explains the various genres they have been attached to, including dance, pop, and indie.
Fresh off their 2017: Memories… Do Not Open tour, The Chainsmokers signed a contract to exclusively perform in Wynn-owned nightclubs in Las Vegas through to the year 2019. This move guaranteed that they are a Las Vegas entertainment staple and come highly regarded by tourists and Las Vegas locals. Not only is the popular duo known for laying beats that make people want to dance, but they create songs that remain stuck in our heads for days, ensuring that we want to hear more and more from them.
Although The Chainsmokers’ Las Vegas residency is soon to end, they are sure to take up residence elsewhere in due time if the need should arise. It is yet to be determined where the duo is off to next, or if the pair will decide to tour again. Whatever they decide, it is safe to say that The Chainsmokers have created yet another Billboard-top hit in “Somebody” and that they will be around to create more dance-inducing magic for many years to come.