Alex Pall and Andrew Taggart of the Chainsmokers released their new track “Closer” with ambitions of being a true artist, the song has them well on their way. The pair has been working hard to reveal their true passion and threading intimacy into a needle of a genre that barely has any stitches. Mathias Rosenzweig recently did an interview with the pair and discussed their identity, new track, and what the future holds as their fan base grows.
Alex Pall was a DJ for most of his adolescent years and turned a hobby into a small career in New York City. While working with his same manager, he was introduced to Andrew. The pair immediately gave up everything and started working together. Andrew Taggart was in college listening to dance music where he found a passion for DJing before he met Alex. He went to school in Syracuse and almost moved to L.A. when Alex’s manager told him about the Chainsmokers having an opening because one of the DJ duo’s left, well the rest is history.
When asked about how they knew it would work out after meeting each other? Pall talked about both of them knowing what they brought to the table and their common interest in music while growing up. The two worked 14 hours a day creating their identity as an artist and branding their music that people can relate to on a deeper level. They’re becoming larger than life and are constantly trying new things to keep it interesting.
Pall goes on to say that the new song “Closer” is about a girl he found attractive until they hooked up and he knew right then, why he broke up with her. The band is getting more international recognition in places like South Africa and the Philippines and reaching demographic age groups between 16 to 25 across the spectrum. For Pall and Taggart’s success, it’s all about being on the cutting-edge of music technology and providing their listeners with a better experience.