Alex Pall was in a DJ duo called The Chainsmokers, but when the 2nd half of the duo left the group, Pall was left seeking a replacement member. Pall’s manager introduced him to Andrew Taggart, as they both had similar music styles, been djing through college years and were looking to take their music careers to a higher level. Right upon meeting each other, Pall and Taggart’s style and personality intertwined seamlessly and they began working on music to embark on their career together. Very quickly, the new duo realized their matched passion for the potential of their career and worked tirelessly to perfect their craft and stand-out uniquely.
The duo, Alex Pall and Andrew Taggart, made sure to pay close attention to artists in the space of the same industry and take note of what techniques and methods were most effective. This gives them both a reason to push each other to go further. Their hard work was starting to pay off when the duo realized that their music was touching lives as more and more people are able to relate to it on a much deeper level.
About the difficulty of building a strong identity in the electronic dance genre, Taggart admitted that it is difficult, which is why the duo made the decision to not limit themselves and their music to only electronic dance. As in their most recent album, they incorporated better relatable lyrics and reflect more of their overall taste in music. With the transition from dance music to lyrical, the group discusses the difficulty of finding content to write about, but with incorporating their own personal experiences and help of writers, they are able to accomplish this goal and alter their path.
A now better relatable music means a larger audience, which creates a pressure that the duo is not used to. The Chainsmoker’s music has significantly grown and now transcending age groups from under 15 to over 30 years old, which affects their performance style and need to reach and connect between these groups and give them a worthwhile show.