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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