Alex Pall of the Chainsmokers was the subject of a very interesting interview by Interview Magazine. It was a fascinating look into the Chainsmokers origins and their future ambitions. Alex started his musical life as a DJ growing up around New York City. It was during this time that he meet his Chainsmokers band mate Andrew Taggart. Once they met they spent many hours discussing their musical interests and goals. One aspect the team really bonded over was their desire to really make it in the music industry. They wanted the Chainsmokers to have a unique sound that was unlike anything anyone had ever heard.
Soon the pair was working long nights to create a sound they could call their own, something different from the norm. As a team they would spend a lot of time debating whether they were making the right decisions when it came to new music or even the idea of album covers for their newest album. A major goal for the team has always been to keep things new and interesting.
During the interview Alex spoke about the process of writing new music. The team often uses song writers, but all the songs are about Alex and Andrew. This makes the album have a much better flow and is more intimate which the Chainsmokers fans love. According to Alex the social media site Instagram gives him the best view of who his fans really are. International fans are starting to make up a larger portion of the bands fan base. Having an equal split of boy and girl fans is something that makes the band very happy. Now that the band has expanded their audience they hope to also expand their live show. They have plans to make their next tour even more exciting than their last.
Alex Pall is a member of Chainsmokers Band and he was recently interviewed by Mathias Rosenzweig to find out what makes their music unique. He revealed that he started his music career as a DJ in New York and was facing a lot of difficulties before founding the band. He had a difficult time getting clients and relied on people who knew him to advertise his work. In the beginning, he did not take music DJing seriously and took It as a part-time job he loved. However, he soon realized that his love for dance music was great and decided to pursue it full time.
It was scary going full force on something he was not sure about, but he chose to follow his heart. He quit his full-time job to focus on dance music when he met Drew, the other member of Chainsmokers Band. Drew was still in college when they started working together and it was difficult finding time to meet. He admits that it was difficult venturing into dance music at a time when people did not understand it. People made fun of him for wearing V neck shirts. Luckily, the duo started getting shows and people loved their work. People requested for their music and performance when Avicii became famous. When asked about how they knew they could work together, Pall stated that they were serious from the beginning and knew what each could offer. They were both hungry for success and their passion for dance music kept them grounded.
Whenever the duo met, they talked about music and what they needed to do to push their brand. He admits that having similar values and visions enabled them to succeed and make it in the music industry. Although dance music was not popular when they started, they were not shaken by negative views about their work but kept pushing until doors opened. The band has worked with great artists like Halsey on the song “Closer,” which was loved by their fans. The opportunity to work with Halsey taught them a lot about the industry. Pall states that it has taken time for their music to pick up, but it is picking up and is becoming international. Their music is played around the world after hard work and patience.