Alex Pall and Andrew “Drew” Taggart formed the Chainsmokers together in 2012. The DJ/Producer duo began rehearsing in New York after they formed up, playing their debut show in September of 2014 at Terminal 5 as the opening act for Timeflies. Since then they have released a steady stream of songs and albums, often releasing free singles through their band’s website. These singles keep them in the spotlight and allow the duo to explore their various musical interests, while also giving them a lot of open space for collaborating with other musicians.
The Chainsmokers’ newest single, “Side Effects”, was released at the end of July. It features vocals from frequent collaborator and good friend of the duo, Emily Warren. The song is a more upbeat track than most of their recent releases. The duo write music based on what they are experiencing and feeling at the moment, and when it is winter or fall they tend to more subdued and melancholy, something reflected in the music they wrote during the winter. With “Side Effects“, they wanted to shed that trend and get into the bright, upbeat mentality of summer. “Side Effects” is a much more up-tempo songs, influenced heavily by funk and disco music.
In their live performances, the Chainsmokers have been experimenting as well. They began with the two of them behind turntables, spinning records and beats for the crowd. They have grown as performers, often using elements of a more traditional live band for their shows; a drummer is particularly useful for them.
Taggart has also been singing for the crowds. He provided vocals for a few of their songs, but had to transition from singing in a studio to singing live. Taggart embraced the challenge, and spent a year practicing his singing and now not only has confidence in his performance, but enjoys singing for crowds.
The Chainsmokers tour regularly, performing shows as often as they can. They play for huge arena crowds as well as smaller, club-sized venues. They enjoy playing for people who came to have fun and listen to their music.
The Chainsmokers just dropped a memorable new song by the name of “Closer.” This is a collaboration with a prominent female vocalist by the name of Halsey. This single differs from their previous ones as well. It’s nothing like either “Don’t Let Me Down” or even “Roses.” That’s due to the fact that it includes Andrew Taggart on vocals. Taggart is one member of the famed musical act. Alex Pall is the other one. It’s not at all uncommon for musical artists to provide vocals on their songs. It’s rather uncommon for these two people, though. These two individuals generally depend on the assistance of singers and songwriters alike.
Pall was a DJ during his upbringing. He appreciated DJing as a pastime back then. He participated in the activity in locations all throughout New York, New York. He partnered up with a manager at some point. This manager also happens to be the person who brought him together with Andrew. They instantly began collaborating. He relocated from the New England state of Maine. Pall said goodbye to his existing position and the rest is pure history.
Taggart was a bright-eyed college student prior to coming across Alex. DJing was something that caught his attention. He was a big fan of electronic music. He was ahead of the rest of the pack in that sense. He adored music of the genre back when the majority of people out there did not. People in the past laughed at him any time he sported V-necks. They laughed at his penchant for dance tunes as well. This was right after he commenced his college studies. Once he exited, though, the people around him all started checking out Avicii and his tunes.
Pall and Taggart clicked in many ways as far as music goes. They had engaging conversations regarding all different facets of music out there. They routinely made comments about all of the tunes they appreciated during their upbringings. They also had discussions that revolved around all of their objectives in this world. The two musicians were committed to shining in the large music industry.