DJ’s turned performers Alex Pall and Drew Taggart have been on the music scene barely two years and yet are taking the music industry by storm.
e, “Roses” in 2015, they have been a force to be reckoned with and unstoppable in the industry. They have since scored “Paris”, “Something Just Like This”, and “Closer”. Their latest hit is “Don’t Let Me Down”. A Grammy Award-winning dance tune that spun Daya into a favorite nearly overnight.
The newest work, “Sick Boy”, has a following of both those who loved their Top-40 mixes as well as their followers who are into the darker side of music. The sound is a combination of anger and frustration due to social networking and loss of identity because of seeking approval of others. They want their fans to listen to the message behind “Sick Boy”.
The Chainsmoker duo are excited to move into this new genre but will continue to integrate pop singers into their works. Though Andrew Taggart has begun singing on the tracks, they will introduce excellent singers into their songs to bring more fans into the fold by giving them what they are looking for.
They are still working on more songs in the darker genre and promise their fans they will keep them entertained and dancing. He mentions that, since music changes so quickly, they do enjoy changing things up themselves to keep up with the times. Though they have a genre, they try to be a step ahead.
They acknowledge that their actual genre is not specific. Instead it is a mix between EDM and pop, though they know that hip-hop is taking over popularity that EDM once held. The duo is looking to maintain a balance between electronic sounds, EDM, and pop to maintain their general genre. Chainsmokers have secured popular producers and artists though they do not announce any names of yet. They are concentrating more on creating songs.
They are nominated for another Grammy. The Grammy nomination is for a collaboration that Taggart did with Logic on “1-800-273-8255”. With Alessia Cara and Khalid on the vocals, the song is a cooperative-effort. A piano riff that Taggart put together is featured at the intro of the song. Taggart’s name wasn’t included in the original songwriter’s list on the Grammy submission, Def Jam had to submit a correction.