The story of contemporary EDM is incomplete without mentioning the Chainsmokers. For the last seven years, the group has been consistently working on projects, which by industry standards they are exceptionally great and futuristic. They have collaborated with some of the big names in the pop industry such as Coldplay and other talented and young artists such as Halsey. For Chainsmokers, musical chemistry is important when working with another brand.
They are the pioneers of writing and singing their own songs as opposed to relying on songwriters. This approach has set them aside. The reception to this new musical approach is amazing and they have two songs with over a billion views. They can either write a song or produce it individually or they can collaborate in writing the song with the featured musical group or artist. This approach gives them a deeper connection with the song and with the audience. ‘Something just like this’ for example was an intimate project to them. Currently, the song is 1.3 billion views.
Before they met as a group, each member was pursuing music differently although not commercially. For Alex Pall, he was playing on different occasions even though he has a regular job at an art museum. On the other hand, Andrew Taggart, he was already playing as a DJ too but he also had interests in playing musical instruments. With this musical background, the duo had a musical connection, which is still strong. Due to their musical backgrounds, the duo can play and produce music. Currently, Andrew Taggart is fully in charge of production while Alex Pall is an exceptionally great DJ.
The Chainsmokers point out that technology is their biggest weapon. With Instagram for example, they can monitor their audience reception to their music. They point out that they are receiving good reception even in countries perceived to have less EDM following. Other musical sites such as iTunes and Spotify also give them more inspiration. Since the EDM world is ever changing, new, and fresh sounds are important. Spotify playlists and experimental sounds from other great EDM artists inspire them to create more artistically.
Looking at how the music world is today, one can just conclude it has been growing, improving, changing, and transforming. If you doubt it, The Chainsmokers will confirm it to you in simpler words. For the several years the band has been in the music career, it has experienced music in various aspects. The band is comprised of Alex Pall and Andrew Taggart. The duo says music is their world and that they can go to any height with it. When you know what you can do best, you don’t compete with others. You, instead, channel your energy and attention to its growth. The two artists didn’t know music would carry their names high since they initially took it as an ordinary hobby.
The duo has smashed the airwaves in the best way possible. Forbes has it that the band intends to transform their brand even though they had become a mainstream artist. Alex and Andrew say they intend to “darken” their music and become edgy. They don’t intend to stop at anything else other than the anticipated new phase. The Chainsmokers has known what success is in different versions. With the stellar growth the band has gained, some people can’t understand why it should still pursue more growth. Success has been the usual path of this great band since they got into the music industry.
Every single the band has released has been darker and with inestimable excitement from its fans. Forbes had an interview with these two American artists, and it discovered the expected new phase had some challenges the duo had to overcome to make it real. Nothing great comes easily. Andrew said their fans have always delighted in their music genre, and that deviating to something different would be a challenge.
The American dynamic duo has always had powerful songs with practical life lessons to enlighten and educate the community. Many of the billboards feature the duo as part of Top 50 Lists in the country. Besides knowing how to gain success, the duo has special skills it uses to hit the charts. The duo produced a song “Selfie” in 2014 that brought an incredible breakthrough in their music career. The list of Billboards couldn’t help having this song for months because of how sensational it had become. iHeartRadio Music Awards and two American Music Awards are some of the awards The Chainsmokers has received.