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The News on the Chainsmokers

On January 17, 2018, the Chainsmokers released yet another big hit, Sick Boy and You Owe Me. The Chainsmokers have only been around for the past two years. The incredibly talented band consists of Alex Pall age 32 and Drew Taggart age 28. They have been performing top songs one after the other. To keep this kind of fame up will be a stressful process, but they have shown over and over they have what it takes to do so. The Chainsmokers’ music fuses streams of indie, dance beats, pop, hip-hop, and expertly crafted electronic soundscapes into cool rifts of smoking sound


Since hitting success with “Roses” and “Don’t Let Me Down,” the duo has added a new dimension to their work with Taggart, one half of the duo, adding his singing to their crowd-rousing sound beginning with the single “Closer,” in which Halsey also performs. Popularity has skyrocketed greatly for the duo. The Chainsmokers have won two American Music Awards, Grammy Awards, five iHeartRadio Music Awards, and are continually preparing to release some new musical treats since their beginnings.


Their most recent song called “Sick Boy”, was a long overdue song, considering they had nothing new for 9 months. The song is a little dark but as Drew stated in the interview with Forbes “he thinks this is the way our society now.” The words to a song are usually something felt in the artist life, but the interpretation is always left up to the fans. The song seems dark and twisted but considering the way our culture is right now and the pressures kids have these days, this song seems to fit right in. The kids these days are all connected to one another through social media to the point we are all on stage. (View: The Chainsmokers New Song Video)



“Sick boy” has a different feel compared to their other music that’s for sure. Some people like the song and others will not, but it’s all left up to each person’s take on the song. Their name “Chainsmokers” is a mystery because neither of them smokes and they don’t want to explain how they came up with it. Their music is a mix of hip-hop, dance music, pop and electro-pop. They seem to express their lives through music in many different music styles. This duo doesn’t seem to be going away anytime soon, they plan to be around for a long time to come.



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Alex Pall Puts Himself into The Chainsmokers’ Music

The Chainsmokers have released several hits like “Roses”, “Don’t Let Me Down”, and “Closer” featuring Halsey. Much of their success can be attributed to the heart they put into their songs, a trait that is rather rare among dance music. In a sea of sterile music with no feeling in it besides euphoria-inducing bass drops and beats, Chainsmokers’ Alex Pall, enjoys putting a human element into his music with Andrew Taggart.


Alex Pall was a relatively well-known DJ in the New York club scene in his younger years before the Chainsmokers. His at the time hobby began consuming more and more of his time but he couldn’t consider his music a job as he enjoyed it far too much. Eventually, he realized he wanted to make his hobby his full-time commitment and spoke to his manager, the same manager he has now even after he found success. His manager introduced him to Andrew Taggart and the two knew they needed to make music together. They shared music tastes and hit it off as people, so they immediately started working together. They clicked so well, in fact, that Alex Pell quit his job and Drew relocated from Maine to New York City to pursue their dream.


Another relatively unique aspect of Alex Pall’s Chainsmokers is that they do not rely entirely on songwriters and vocalists and put their own talent and voices into the music that they produce. When Alex Pall and Drew aren’t writing the entirety of the song, they are there with the songwriters for the entire process to give them their input or guide them to personalize the songs, so they fit who the pair are as people. (More about Pall on Alex Pall)


When Alex Pall and Taggart started writing for Chainsmokers, they had trouble trying to make lyrics that were relatable to their audience. They settled on writing songs about their own life experiences. As their audience is growing, the Chainsmokers, Alex Pall, and their music are evolving with them. Read This Article for more information.