The journey for aspiring artists can be a windy road. Sometimes, when synergies flow, individuals meet with common ideals that seem to take them to a new level.
Mathias Rosenzweig sat down with Alex Paul from the Chainsmokers in New York and captured that type of journey in an insightful interview that depicted the drive shared that lead to the success of the Chainsmokers.
Alex Paul and Andrew Taggart are two guys cut from the same cloth it seems. A pair of the same breed that have combined their talents to compose their latest track, “Closer”, to already past singles they have created. They create dance music that goes beyond just the peer synths and drops and add feeling plus emotion to their music. Their audience gets good dance music coupled with something the delves deeper than just the single layered beats and arrangements.
Alex Pall grew up being a DJ. What started out as a hobby that felt more like fun than work lead to passions that drove him to something bigger with the Chainsmokers. Dance music consumed his life at a time where his peers seemingly were not choosing dance as their main flavor. Keeping with what he loved lead to where he is today. Eventually quitting his job and moving to Maine to get it started.
One of the original Chainsmokers left opening up a spot that lead to the magic of this duo to be able to combine. The two clicked right off the bat and worked daily making music that created their unique personality. With their latest songs they have started stepping out more from the dance music that seems to be saturated out there today and within their own music. Deciding to step out of the norm and muddying the waters with a more personal tempo, they have created a distinct tone seen in their latest song, “Closer”.
Having traveled the world, Alex Pall says adding new elements to their show and moving forward with fresh ideas will guide them in the years to come. With what we’ve seen so far we can look forward to more great music from this creative duo.