In the past couple of years, The Chainsmokers have taken the music world by storm. The release of their first single “#Selfie” sent them into super stardom, and the hits have not let up since their debut. Each song released by The Chainsmokers seems to differ from the last, but it doesn’t make their sound unrecognizable. The Chainsmokers currently have some of the most recognizable music in the mainstream music scene today.
The Chainsmokers produce pop/EDM/dance music, but unlike most of the music in these genres, their music has meaningful lyrics and important messages hidden behind synths and drums. Some of their greatest works to date include “Paris,” “Roses,” and “Don’t Let Me Down.”
The music act is a duo consisting of Alex Pall and Andrew Taggart. After the release of “Closer,” the group conducted an interview discussing their formation and plans for the future. Halsey, the singer featured in “Closer,” was also a topic of the interview.
“I was a DJ growing up,” Pall said, beginning the interview. He went on to explain that DJing was simply a hobby for him until he realized that music was taking over his life. He was working in the band at the time, but Andrew Taggart had yet to join him. After Pall’s previous musical partner left, Pall’s manager introduced him to Taggart. Taggart and Pall immediately began making original music.
“She’s incredible,” said Pall, referring to Halsey, the female vocalist on “Closer.” Pall told the interviewer that Halsey was high on their list of future collaborations. Now that “Closer” has been released, Pall can mark Halsey off that list.
“Closer” isn’t only famous for featuring such a talented female vocalist. The song also made history for The Chainsmokers, as Andrew Taggart took over the band’s role as lead singer.
The decision to move Andrew Taggart to singer was ultimately a good move. Now The Chainsmokers are able to provide their fans with a more enjoyable concert experience. The days of guest vocals blasting guest vocals out of loud speakers are over. Now Andrew Taggart can fill in for missing vocalists.