On Writing their Own Material

Alex Pall gave a very realistic answer when he said he didn’t see any reason why not? Some people are not aware that there are many artists who they think write the lyrics for their songs have other people do that for them. For whatever reason these people don’t write the words for their songs is their decision, but it is evident to Pall that they wanted to have a hands-on experience with the entire content of their music and lyrics. It seemed to Adam Pall that if one of the critical elements of their sound and the fans experience of them is being able to relate to their knowledge, then being able to write their own music and lyrics would strengthen the ability for fans to reach them at the level of their experience. Having a particular worldview and a need to share that worldview will come out in your lyrics, whether someone else writes for you or you write it yourself. the difference is if you are really into this whole production process from beginning to the end, then it is something you really are passionate about and gives you another opportunity to kind of say “this is us.”

 

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The Album

There are many pressures that surround putting together an album. That is when it is advantageous to have written your own lyrics and had your hand on everything that makes it possible to express your identity thru your lyrics and music. If you don’t have that, says Andre Pall, then your fans will notice it; moreover, your label will also discover it. Otherwise, you will be like selecting someone else’s songs for your own voice. Your label will give you pressure if they hear a song that doesn’t fit with the whole album. You really are doing yourself a favor by having your finger on the pulse of your own sound and being able to express your own experience of the world thru your lyrics. The fans are excited when you can communicate with them from time to time when you are working on an album and they get to hear what is in the pipeline thru Twitter®, Facebook® or Instagram®.

 

The Chainsmokers

Adam Pall and Andrew Taggart are the Electronic Dance Music Duo that turned Pop. Writing their own music and lyrics they are able to communicate their experiences to their fans in songs like Closer, Don’t Let Me Down, and Sick Boy. The Chainsmokers began producing music in 2012 and since then have received many awards and recognition for their unique sound and message.

 

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The Chainsmokers consists of two guys Alex Pall and Andrew Taggart who create electronic dance music for the general public. They are Americans who originated from New York City. In 2012 the duo released original songs on SoundCloud to get noticed by the certain crowd of people who like their style of music. In December 2013 their single “#Selfie”, became a huge hit peaking on the music charts. The song was life changing for the duo which allowed them to be recognized and increase their reputation within the music industry. After several months they released another song called “Let You Go.” (See: Chainsmokers on Beatport: The Chainsmokers)

 

In April 2015 The Chainsmokers signed with Disruptor Records. Disruptor Records is a joint venture label with Sony Music Entertainment. The music duo released many hit songs with the record labeled they signed with. The Chainsmokers performed at many music festivals across America for their supporting fans. On November 4, 2016 they released their second album called “Collage.” On January 13, 2017 the duo released am international single “Paris.” It became a solid gold hit in the US and Canada. It has received over 270 million streams on Spotify. Refer to This Article for additional information.

 

The Chainsmokers are ranked the third highest paid DJs on Forbes magazine. They earned $38 million in 2017. Collaborations with famous music stars has brought even more attention and success for The Chainsmokers.

 

Now The Chainsmokers are superstars and are producing a new era of music for their fans. Their new songs from now are going to be darker to resemble the current generation of society. Also, it will be a reflection of the duo’s own lives. They were on a 9-month hiatus for producing a song. They are allowed to not put out a song for so long because of their unique situation with their record label. After 9 months they released “Sick Boy,” which became the first song The Chainsmokers created with a darker tone. It provides the direction of how The Chainsmokers music is going to be approached from now on. No matter if they change their tone and style, they will have great success.

 

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You might be familiar with the work of American DJ/production duo Alex Pall and Andrew Taggart if you have ever heard of “The Chainsmokers”. The EDM-pop duo first released their song “#Selfie” in 2014, “Roses” in 2015,”Don’t Let Me Down” was released, and then their song “Closer” became their first number-one chart single. Popularity has skyrocketed greatly for the duo. The Chainsmokers have won two American Music Awards, five iHeartRadio Music Awards, and are continually preparing to release some new musical treats since their beginnings. (Learn about Chainsmokers on Beatport: The Chainsmokers)

 

The Chainsmokers first consisted of Pall and Rhett Bixler. The group reformed as an EDM DJ duo in 2012 with Adam Alpert managing in New York. Pall grew up DJing and was later introduced to Taggart through Alpert. Pall attended New York University to study art history and music business. Taggart attended Syracuse University and interned at Interscope Records. Taggert took an interest in DJing and released some personal originals on SoundCloud. He later learned from an employee for Alpert that a duo had an opening since Bixler left and Alpert was managing. Taggart was prompted to go to New York City where Pall and Taggert started producing remixes of indie bands where they later collaborated with Priyanka Chopra, on the single “Erase” in 2012. “The Rookie” was then followed “Erase” in 2013. See This Page for additional information.

 

During a 2016 TV interview for ABC News Nightline, Nick Watt was reporting and had asked about the name “The Chainsmokers”. Pall explained during conception, it was a time like things were in college. While he admits he enjoyed smoking weed, he said that “…the domains opened up. I don’t have to have any underscores.” Taggart further explained that, “It’s just a name.”

 

In 2018, the pressure on The Chainsmokers to continue great success, continues building. Taggert indicated that darker sound is produced- largely reflecting of their perceived tone of society, their lives, and the world around. Taggert further indicated that elements of personal emotions were added to carry the tone of how they are portrayed by others. The single, “Sick Boy” has been released as well as a new song, “You Owe Me“.

Mathias Rosenzweig from Interview heads to New York City to sit down with Alex Pall, one half of the band called “The Chainsmokers”. With the release of their new track “Closer”, Rosenzweig spoke to Pall about how it all started and how the band as a whole is slowly establishing their identity into the new track and what their plan in the future is to evolve in order to attract more audience.

 

Alex Pall started his life as a DJ in New York City while also working at an art gallery. Alex Pall felt a strong connection to dance music and he wanted to see where that connection could lead, so his manager introduced him to Andrew Taggart and they instantly clicked. (See: Pall on Interview Magazine: The Chainsmokers)

 

Pall goes further into talking about how the two wrote songs mostly related to their everyday lives. He says that in this new release both members had a hand in either writing the song with another songwriter or writing the whole thing themselves. His feeling is that in this release he wanted his fans to know who The Chainsmokers really are, what they stand for, and where they have come from. It is not about having an album with a few hit singles that don’t show about these artist’s and their passion. See This Article for related information.

 

Finally, Alex Pall wraps up by telling us ways he is changing live shows and visuals to capture an expanding audience. He states that it all comes down to both him and Taggart to push the boundaries and to draw the audience in. The first step was to have their vocals on the new track instead of some other artist, this in hand shows a great change from their earlier work. Now with their shows he says they are going to mix videos of their live shows into their DJ shows and work side by side with their visualist in order to create new content and to keep things unique to their personal identities.

 

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