Alex Pall And Andrew Taggart Speak On Relevance, Identity And Growth

Alex Pall says people relate the music of the Chainsmokers on a very deep level, and that’s something they want to continue to get from their fans. That desire causes them as a group to stay in self-discovery mode and constantly checking themselves. Even after the day is done, on the way home they can find themselves discussing their art or a creative concept and how they really feel about it and what they expect it to be. There is always an open discussion regarding how they feel about a project. They continuously try new things to keep their own interest, engagement, and relevance in the industry.

Building An Identity

For the group to be in the electronic genre it can be both easy and hard to build a strong identity. Andrew says all genres have artists in them that create things for the market that is similar to the stuff people already like. There are so many people fighting against each other to be the one person that gets noticed. He says they’ve been in that race before, being an unknown artist painting on a familiar canvas. He says you have to do this mimicking until you find your own individual style. It took them to decide to just be themselves, and not try to fit a mold. They aren’t a one lane group, they listen to a variety of music so they started creating music that blurred the lines across various genres.

Staying Ahead Of The Release

Andrew notes the interesting thing about the way music is released, the fans only know them for what they have heard in the past or are currently listening to. As an artist you can only release so much at a time. The group is really years ahead of what is being listened to at the time. So they’ve already evolved into the next thing and still continuing to improve themselves. Their goal is to write songs about them and their lives. The song “CloserAndrew is singing on personally. He’s sharing his experience about hooking up with his ex-girlfriend and instantly understanding why he broke it off with her before.