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A Chat with Alex Pall

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Alex Pall, one of the famous duos of “The Chainsmokers” band, had an interview with Mathias Rosenzweig around the release of their new track “Close” for “Interview Magazine,” on July 28, 2016.

Rosenzweig started his interview by asking Alex Pall to tell him how “The Chainsmorkers” started?

One day I was at an art gallery when it hit me that dance music was taking over my life and I was enjoying it. So I decided to see where this new love was taking me. My manager who is now our manager introduced me to Andrew Taggart, and we just hit it off well. That is how it all started.

Alex, how did you know it would work out after you two met?

We both grow up liking music we are both ambitious and driven. We both also pay close attention to what type of music works and which ones do not. Our working habits are the same we work hard to create our own identity as artists.

It surprises me that performers like you two actually sing your songs

Why shouldn’t we sing our songs? We wrote some of our songs, and sometimes songwriters write the other songs. However, no matter whether we write them or not it is still us.

How was it working with Halsey on “Closer” Alex?

Halsey is one of the artists that we have always wanted to work with she is the best. Halsey has a powerful voice; her sound is unique.

What type of people connect with your music?

Thanks to Social Media I am able to see actually who is connecting to our music. Our fans come from places like the Philippines and South Africa. We are reaching a demographic between 16 and 25. The demographic is half boys and half girls if I need to take a guess.

So Alex how is your music changing your live show?

We won’t be doing the same things; we want our show to be exciting to keep the audience coming. With “Closer” coming out it will dramatically change our shows.

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The Chainsmokers – Making Chart History

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Alex Pall and Drew Taggart, known musically as The Chainsmokers, hit the music scene hard in 2012. Their meteoric rise in the EDM genre is noteworthy. The music duo continually reinvents themselves as they grow individually and as musicians and that keeps their music fresh. While The Chainsmokers is comfortably topping the charts, they do not focus on the charts. Instead of letting the charts dictate where they want to go, they concentrate on making music that appeals to them and their dynamic and exciting live performances keep their fans wanting more.

Since their inception, The Chainsmokers have had five Top 10 hits and a Number 1 hit. Their first song to chart, “Closer” featuring Halsey peaked at Number 1. “Closer” stayed at its peak position for 12 straight weeks and it remained on the Billboard Charts for 52 weeks. “Don’t Let Me Down” featuring Daya on lead vocals charted for a full year, peaking at Number 3 on the Billboard Charts. “Roses” featuring Rozes on vocals resided on the Billboard Chart for 31 weeks peaking at Number 6 position, as did another chart-topping hit, “Paris” that stayed on the Billboard Charts for 20 weeks. Peaking at Number 3 on the Billboard Charts and charting for ten months was their hit “Something Just Like This,” a collaboration with Coldplay.

Staying on the Billboard Chart for 11 weeks and peaking at Number 16, “#Selfie” was another chart-topping hit for the dynamic duo. Other chart-topping hit songs are “All We Know” featuring Phoebe Ryan; “Sick Boy” released this year; “Setting Fires” featuring XYLO; “Honest” and “The One” round out their chart-topping successes.

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Pall and Taggart pride themselves on pushing the envelope and stepping outside of their musical comfort zone to stay relevant musically. Realizing making music is a subjective activity, The Chainsmokers make music they want to do. They put their music out into the world with the goal of reaching the heart of their fans. Staying fresh and current has helped the duo win one Grammy and nomination for a second Grammy award.

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