The Chainsmokers: Redefining the Standards of the Music Industry

The Chainsmokers is considered one of the most successful musical duos in the history of music. The band was formed in 2012, and since then, they have produced more than a dozen songs that reached the top rank in numerous music charts across the world. The band consists of Alex Pall and Drew Taggart, who was acquainted by their manager right after persuading them to enter the world of music. Before they became The Chainsmokers, the two individuals worked different jobs. Alex Pall was working at an art gallery as an assistant, while Drew Taggart was a local musician who came all the way from Maine. They managed to impress their manager after showing their talent, and they were promised that they would become popular someday.

The first song that The Chainsmokers released which became a huge hit was “Roses,” then it was followed by several other singles like “Closer,” “Don’t Let Me Down,” and “Paris.” The two have also uploaded their works on their official YouTube channel, and it became viral overnight. Through the internet, The Chainsmokers managed to draw in a lot of fans all over the world, and their albums are one of the most downloaded musical files of all time. Because of the increasing number of their foreign fans, their manager decided to launch them on a world tour. Through their international concerts, Alex Pall and Drew Taggart had the chance to meet their fans from different countries, and they were overwhelmed seeing how many people liked their music.

Alex Pall and Drew Taggart never imagined that their lives would change in an instant. Their dream is now a reality, and they stated that the duo would release more quality music. This year, after they went on a long break that lasted for months, The Chainsmokers return with a new single entitled “Sick Boy.” They told their fans that their new music explores a different side of their characters as musicians, and its message is darker compared to their previous creations. The Chainsmokers stated that they are trying to experiment new strategies on how they can improve their music.

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CHAIN SMOKERS – THE MODERN DANCE AND ELECTRONIC MUSIC ARTISTS.

CHAIN SMOKERS – THE MODERN DANCE AND ELECTRONIC MUSIC ARTISTS.

Alex Pall and Andrew Taggart who are commonly known as the Chain smokers were named first in Dance Artist on Billboard’s Dance 100. They are the first individuals to be honored for their work in this way. That feeling of success could be felt in that they were from performing an entertaining Ultra Miami 2018 show. This was doubled by their music production hitting streams of one billion and being at the top of Billboard’s new Dance 100 list.

The director of Dance and Electronic Programming at Billboard commended them for their job well done. At the Billboard Music Awards, the Chain smokers honored Avicii who is a well-known Swedish DJ and Producer. Alex Pall and Andrew Taggart told the gathered music fans how Avicii meant so much to many people and how he inspired them. Halsey added by explaining how Avicii was a joy to work with and that his death had devastated them. The two gents dedicated their award to Avicii describing how he made them believe that they would make music with their lives.

The accolades that Chain smokers had been recognized with this year are too many considering that it’s not even mid-year. They kicked off a steady drip of music when they released ‘sick boy’ which is a single released in January. The catchy, evolving song captured the imagination of many fans worldwide because it had more live instrumentation and included Andrew Taggart’s vocals.

Another single was released in February ‘You Owe Me. It reached #4 on the Billboard charts. Its video which is dark and ironic helped it have millions of views on YouTube. The amount of craziness that their music elicits to fans has made one of them tattoo lyrics on their bodies.

By the third month, Alex Pall and Andrew Taggart won iHeartRadio’s awards for the Best Collaboration, Dance artist and album of the year. At the Ultra Music Festival in Miami, they headlined the event and put up an energetic electric performance that included their commercial hits and new songs.

A self-driven duo, they have made an effort to expand their boundaries. Their ability to excite fans and proper use of social media has made them accomplish a lot.

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Alex Pall, Drew Taggart, and getting “Closer” to creating an image

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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The Chainsmokers Speak on Their New Song, “Sick Boy”

Despite breaking through the billboard top 10 in 2015, it seems like The Chainsmokers have been around forever. The Chainsmokers are made up of Alex Pall and Andrew Taggart: a producer and a DJ. Unlike most musical acts, The Chainsmokers normally only produce the must. They don’t often hop on the vocals. The Chainsmokers are best known for their songs “Closer,” “Roses,” and “Don’t Let Me Down.”

The Chainsmokers recently sat down with an interview with Forbes just before a concert in New York City.

The Chainsmokers barely released any music in 2017, but they intend to change that in 2018. “We haven’t put out a song in nine months,” Drew Taggart said. “We used to put out a song pretty much every month.” On the heels of their musical absence, they have released “Sick Boy.”

“Sick Boy” is drastically different from their previous songs. Most of their music is all about enjoying life and having a good time. The name alone signals listeners that what they are about to hear is not your typical Chainsmokers song.

The next topic is a little bit darker,” Taggart confessed. “I think that’s the tone of scoeity right now.”

The song itself is all about how The Chainsmokers view America. The vocals of the song speak from the perspective of the average young citizen in the United States of America. A citizen who isn’t carrying on with social norms; one that is aware of the actions around him. The vocals are complimented with a light EDM backdrop over a pop heavy instrumental.

Frustration,” Taggart said after he was asked what made “Sick Boy” have such a darker tone than previous songs. “Watching yourself become a caricature of who you are,” he added.

Alex Pall, the other half of The Chainsmokers says they are still holding themselves to high standards.

“We’re going to keep them coming,” Taggart said when he was asked if more dark sounding songs are on the way.

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