If you were to go back in time just a handful of years you would be hard pressed to find a DJ/EDM group quite like The Chainsmokers. Nowadays, The Chainsmokers are standing at the forefront of a musical revolution as they’ve helped to bring EDM out to the masses with catchy pop-hooks and crunchy dance rhythms. With countless charting singles at their back, Alex Pall and Drew Taggart of The Chainsmokers are looking ahead to a career year. Their goal this time is to completely change their focus by internalizing more of their music and making it a more personal experience for their listeners. Pall had a lot to say on the subject and spoke out with some new details.
According to Pall, he and Taggart came together in New York City after a mutual friend put them into communication. Pall quickly realized that he and Taggart had the same mindset when it came to crafting great music. Their goals were simple and their work ethic was mirrored and before long The Chainsmokers was releasing singles on a monthly basis, working their way up the charts with pop-breaking music. Now, The Chainsmokers have taken a little extra time in order to make sure that their next record is a real hit and they are doing this by putting the work in to make it more representative of their reality.
For the first time, Pall and Taggart will be taking a frontal role with the vocals on their new songs. Taggart, specifically, will be sharing lead vocals on a variety of tracks which is a departure from their previous mindset, which allowed guest singers to start on every track. The reason for this, according to Pall and Taggart, is that their new music is more personal and meaningful than ever and that means that their voice should be used to share it with the world. With millions of sold records in their past, it only makes sense that The Chainsmokers innovate in order to keep on climbing up the charts that have been so kind to them throughout their career.