Following the release of their much anticipated single “Closer”, the Chainsmokers members, Alex Pall and Drew Taggart sat down for an interview with Interview Magazine. During this interview they discussed the new sound and territory that this single was going to take. The artists had always wanted to create an identity that was different from other EDM groups. This song was looking to be their chance, unlike their other hits, this one was going to have Taggart sing on the track.
Pall, one of the DJs in the group, said that artists have always been trying to put intimacy into EDM and this was hard, as EDM producers usually were in the background, allowing others to sing and write the lyrics. Following “Closer”, the duo may be onto something.
Drew and Alex met in New York City after being introduced by a mutual friend. Drew was from Maine, but studied at Syracuse University so the trip to New York City was easy. After meeting, and discussing the growth of DJs and EDM music, the two connected and began working on songs the very next day. The two had seen the growing popularity of EDM music, and began performing and working on songs as much as possible. They eventually gained popularity with their song “#SELFIE” and over a period of time, this sent them performing on a worldwide tour; their tireless effort had paid off. Before long the duo gained more success with their hits “Roses” and then “Don’t Let Me Down.”
Pall describes this period as good for their growth, but not good for crafting their sound.
It was during this time that they began work on “Closer”, a song in which Halsey was going to sing and help write. Taggart also decided to be involved in the lyrics and vocals on the song, he felt that they had a lot of emotions about college, relationships, and life, that they wanted to share. The duo finally felt that this would give them the chance to be distinguished from other artists. The future looks bright.
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