Alex Pall and Andrew Taggart comprise the Chainsmokers. Their electronics soundscapes are masterfully crafted and include vocalists and songwriters. Their ambition has led to a unique personalization of their dance music. They have woven intimacy into a genre often void of emotion and sterile. The pair met in New York and the rest is history. As soon as they started talking they both knew they were ambitious, driven and were aware of what worked and what did not. This was when they first began to shape their identity. They spent every day working on their music, learning, discussing core values and creating their identity.
Alex Pall and Andrew Taggart create music people can identify with on a deep level. They question everything, are on the path to self discovery and are consistently checking themselves. They remain engaging and interesting because they are not afraid to try something new. They have become a lot more than dance music. The pair are a fan of every type of music and often blur the lines between the different genres. They allow their audience to hear a big song before they put out another one. This is a part of their creative and artistic freedom. By the time one group hears one of their they have already released another.
Alex Pall and Andrew Taggart often write songs about their own experiences as opposed to using a songwriter. The types of songs vary but they all contain the essence of the duo. They have started figuring out who they are and the songs on their albums now relate to one another and are much more cohesive. Their music is also becoming more international due to Instagram. It is becoming popular in South Africa and the Philippines. They have received videos of both parents and kids singing their songs because their music appeals to all ages. They are excited about this because they made the music for themselves. They perform their music for all ages and try to make their performances as elaborate as possible. Alex Pall and Andrew Taggart continue to grow and change while their popularity grows.