Alex Pall on Chasing Dreams and Living Reality

In a recent interview with Chainsmokers’ band member, Alex Pall, he delved further into his life as a musician and the hard work that brought him from where he was as a dreamer, to living the life he loves as an up and coming musician. In this interview Alex talks about how he got his start, DJing on the side whenever he was able after working his job that paid the bills. He knew that his passion was being a DJ, creating new sounds, and putting out original sounds that no one had heard before, so he was finally ready to “really give it a proper shot.” That was when his manager introduced him to, now band mate, Andrew Taggart.

As soon as they met they talked about “how driven and ambitious [they] where and how badly [they] really wanted this [to be successful artists]”. Pall reminisced about how, only four years ago, their passion and drive was so high that they were working from “like, 9am to pm” and never feeling as though they were slaving away at a job. Though they have always had “the same core values,” both Pall and Taggart have worked extremely hard to develop as artists and find their identity. They take pride in the different sounds that they put out into the music world, being heavily involved with the writing of all their songs, and incorporating sounds from almost every music genre into their own electronic music style. as a huge music fan himself, Pall made it a priority to create music that no one has heard before.

Pall and Taggart didn’t want to create “a different version of the same song,” that we all hear when we turn on the radio,rather they set out to inspire, to blur the lines between genres and become unique. These two talented artists that have put their soul into being original are reaching the world and “as [their] audience expands, [they] have to keep pushing [them]selves.” Pall and Taggart are just getting started, but their drive and love for their industry promises an interesting career.
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The Chainsmokers Say Darker Songs are Their New Sound

The Chainsmokers, made up of Andrew Taggart and Alex Pall, released a new song to celebrate 2018 called “Sick Boy.” The song, Taggart and Pall say, is their darkest song to date. Previously, The Chainsmokers released upbeat dance music with socially aware lyrics.

Since they signed a contract with a joint venture label between Sony and Columbia, they have released a wide range of songs that have seen success on the billboard charts. Their success began with the song “Roses” and hasn’t let up since. Other billboard hits of the Chainsmokers include “Don’t Let me Down,” “Closer,” “All We Know,””Paris,” and “The One.” The Chainsmokers have worked with a long list of artist like, Coldplay, Phoebe Ryan, Halsey, and Emily Warren.

In an interview when The Chainsmokers were asked whether we could expect more darker toned songs like “Sick Boy,” and Taggart responded “We’re going to keep them coming.”

Taggart says the song is made up of frustration and anger. “Sick Boy” is a result of the darker tones of American society, The Chainsmokers claim.

Whether or not this means that their second studio album will consist of songs like “Sick Boy” or not still remains up in the air. “Music moves so fast now,” Taggart explained “The sound we were making before, I’ve heard it a bunch by now. We want to do something different.”

Taggart was not exaggerating when he said that their music moves fast. When the group first began, they only made the music side of their songs. They had popular artists featured on their songs to provide the vocals. That changed when Taggart hopped on “Closer,” along side Halsey, he provided the vocals for the smash hit. The Chainsmokers still feature prominent pop artists, all the while making each one of their songs sound different from the last.

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