The Chainsmokers release of Closer was different than what they have done in the past. Andrew Taggart was singing with Alex Pall representing the other half of the group. This was unlike their traditionally crafted electronic soundscapes. The duo successfully combined personalized dance music with the feelings and thoughts of true artists. Alex Pall has been DJing since he was a kid in New York. He eventually realized dance music was his passion and he decided to give it a chance. When he met Andrew Taggart it was perfection. They started playing together every day and four years later they hit their stride.
Alex Pall and Andrew Taggart were both ambitious, driven and wanted the same thing. They knew what worked, what did not and created their own unique identity as artists. They learned a lot as time passed and started becoming even better artists. Their journey of self discovery led to them asking questions and trying new things. Eventually the pair decided they wanted to do more than just straight up dance music. They are both fans of all different types of music so they branched out and created Don’t Let Me Down and Waterbed. Their new style blurred the lines between dance music, pop music, indie and hip-hop.
Alex Pall and Andrew Taggart make certain everyone has heard the big songs they release prior to moving onto the next one. They are creative and create the type of content nobody has heard. The songs they write are about the lives they are living. Closer was about the attraction to an ex girlfriends and the memories of the breakup. The duo works with songwriters but when they write the songs are much more personal. They want their work to be cohesive illustrate their lives and who they are. They both enjoyed working with Halsey and found her a unique and cool artist. They appreciated the strength in her voice and felt the music meshed with their identities.
Alex Pall and Andrew Taggart enjoy performing live because it transcends the typical experience. They keep hustling and refuse to get complacent. They simply keep pushing the boundaries to provide their fans with new experiences.