Nobody is quite sure how the Chainsmokers managed to go from obscurity to widespread fame in such a short period of time but they have nevertheless become a staple of pop culture. Now that they’ve permeated the cultural zeitgeist, Alex Pall sat down to discuss the origins of the DJ and production duo and where they plan to go in the future of their career. Mathias Rosenzweig recently asked him how the Chainsmokers came to be and how they’ve handled their fame and fortune over the years. The two first met in the big apple when Taggart was attending the local university and Pall was taking various DJ gigs throughout the city. It was Pall’s manager who first introduced them and, from there on in, they started working together on a daily basis.
Within a few years, they had released their first hit single, Selfie. One hit single led to another and, before either of them knew what was happening, they had achieved widespread success. What’s unique about them is the fact that Alex Pall actually sings on their own songs but he insists it’s necessary to capture the essence of the mood within the track. He then went on to discuss their collaborations. He was particularly happy collaborating with Halsey, stating she’s a unique artist with a strong sense of individuality. She’s the type of artists with whom they would prefer to work with on future tracks and albums.
He then went on to discuss their audience. While their demographic used to be relegated to college students, it has since widened to include people of all ages and they don’t take a single bit of their fame for granted. As for their live shows, they’re constantly changing and evolving alongside the music industry. He’s also particularly proud of the fact that, unlike some singers, they actually do sing live during their concerts. And, rather than taking a hiatus, they fully intend to continue making music for as long as possible as they realize it wouldn’t be the same otherwise. So we wish them the best of luck in their future.