In 2012, Alex Pall and Andrew Taggart first started out as the DJ and production duo known as the Chainsmokers and, by 2014, they had already dropped their first hit single, Selfie. So just how did the duo of Alex Pall and Taggart become so famous so quickly? Mathias Rosenzweig recently reached out to Pall for an interview where he talked about how The Chainsmokers came to be, how they handle their fame and fortune and where they plan on going in the future of their career. The two first crossed paths when Taggart was matriculating at Syracuse and Pall was performing at various gigs in and around New York City. Pall’s manager first brought the two together and, from there on in, they began working together on a regular basis.
It wasn’t long before they had released a whole string of hit singles and, before they knew what was happening, they had attained worldwide critical acclaim. They stand out from many other DJs by singing on their own songs but they make no apologies for it, insisting it’s essential because the songs are about their lives. When discussing their collaboration with Halsey, Alex was more than happy to sing her praises, calling her a cool, unique artist with a style all her own. He also discussed how lucky he feels to have such a wide fan base which used to be predominantly college students but has since expanded to include people of all ages.
They are truly grateful for everybody who loves and listens to their music. As for their live concerts, they’ve constantly been changing their live shows as the music industry continues to grow and evolve. While many other artists tend to lip sync during their concerts, the Chainsmokers actually sing live during their concerts. And they plan on sticking around the music scene for as long as possible as they believe things wouldn’t be the same when they return. So we wish them the best of luck on the future of their musical career and hope they will have continued success in the many years to come.