Alex Pall is one of the members of The Chainsmokers, a popular band is known for their hit singles like “Roses,” “Don’t Let Me Down” and “Closer.” According to Alex Pall, he was working as a DJ and an assistant at an art gallery before he met Drew Taggart and his manager. He was performing around the city of New York, but his career is highly unnoticed. He also revealed that being a DJ is just a sideline, and he is focusing more on becoming an art gallery assistant because it is paying more than his gig as a DJ. However, as more and more clubs around New York City knew of his skills and talent, his talent fee gradually increased, and it came a time that it has already surpassed his salary at the art gallery. Alex Pall revealed that music was already calling him, so he gave it a short and left his job at the art gallery to pursue a career on being a full-time DJ. He met his present manager in New York City, and his manager became the bridge for him to meet Drew Taggart, who came all the way from Maine to start a career in New York City.
In the beginning, Alex Pall does not have any idea what their manager’s plan is, but they slowly found out that their manager is creating a brand name for them, and they came up with The Chainsmokers as the duo’s name. Alex Pall and Drew Taggart started talking about their private lives, and because of their similarities and sharing the same interests, the two instantly became close friends. The two clicked immediately, and their manager started calling his networks to present the two. Alex Pall and Drew Taggart began their career by being a DJ around the city. Their manager would be the one looking for a place for them to perform, and they will be paid for the entire performance.
As Alex Pall and Drew Taggart discovered some of their hidden talents, they started to acquire more fans and their pay increased. In a short period, since their formation in 2012, the group has now transformed to become a global phenomenon.
The Chainsmokers have evolved quite a lot since their founding in 2012. Believe it or not, they first found big fame in 2015 when their hit “Roses” claimed its place on the Top 10. Although, most also remember the hit from 2014 entitled “Selfie”. And since then, their fan base has grown exponentially, and they have expanded the field for today’s rising artists. The Chainsmokers music style is a vast and ever changing combination composed of dance, hip-hop, pop, and indie. And to add to all of that they just released a new single this year called “Sick Boy”.
In an interview with Hugh McIntyre they speak of what may have inspired that single, and how it was brought to life. Drew Taggart explains that typically they release more music at sporadic but also constant times because they like to be current with all the compositions that they create. That gives their music more listener value and interest as well. Taggart also goes on to state that he feels “Sick Boy” is the start of a new chapter and that the duo is moving forward and turning the page for something new. He sheds a little light on the meaning of “Sick Boy” and the darkness within it.
Taggart then says, “The next topic is a little bit darker, but I think that’s the tone of society right now. Our stuff is always a reflection of what’s going on in our lives and the world around us.”
Taggart also begins to explain that he also wrote the song because he was becoming frustrated, and that he is angry because he feels that he has become a distortion of his true self. Then he states that this is in part because of the current world. Society encapsulates themselves in social media and anyone at any given time that shares bits of information can be misunderstood and misinterpreted. The darkness of “Sick Boy” is a representation of those with assuming minds and also a depiction of what’s bad around the world today.
Back in July of 2016, The Chainsmokers released one of their biggest songs ever, Closer. The DJing duo spoke with the late Andy Warhol’s Interview Magazine to promote the single. In the interview the duo spoke about their origins and how they got into the music industry.
Alex Pall grew up pursuing DJing as a hobby and eventually began doing small gigs in New York City, at this point in his career he described DJing as work on the side. When his manager introduced him to his band mate Andrew Taggart, Pall quit his job and the two of them started making music.
When Pall was asked by the interviewer about how he was so certain that they would be a success, Alex Pall told them that it was the ambitious attitude that the duo saw in each other. They were both very observant of what type of music was popular at the moment and he say that often they would work from 7AM til 9PM. (View: The Chainsmokers New Song Video)
The interview asked Pall about his experiences while working with Halsey, one of the vocalist on their new song, and Pall had nothing but positive things to say. He told Interview Magazine that Halsey was number one on the list of who they wanted to work with. “She’s incredible,” Pall said.
Pall was asked what type of people he believed resonated the most with his music and Pall praised Instagram for its ability to show him exactly who that is. Pall explains that it’s not just one type of person who follow them, they have become an international sensation for the age group of 16 to 25. Surprisingly, they seem to be almost even on the boy/girl demographic. Pall loves watching videos that people post on Instagram singing their music, citing a specific instance where a mother posted a video of her six-year-old singing some of The Chainsmokers’ songs. See This Article to learn more.
The interview closed with Pall explaining how their live show must change after this song releases due to his partner, Andrew, singing on the track. Previously, The Chainsmokers had only created the music, while leaving the vocals to guest’s artists.