One-half of the alternative pop music duo known as The Chainsmokers, Alex Pall, recently discussed his feelings about today’s music industry and how he began his career as an artist in an interview he did with Interviewmagazine.com. He stated that he started DJing when he was a minor growing up in his home state of New York, and after he completed a few gigs around his area, he later managed to turn his skills as a record-spinner into a career. He formed The Chainsmokers with partner Rhett Bixler, who for reasons unknown, left the band, which led to a replacement member named Andrew Taggart being brought in. Taggart was a student at Syracuse University at the time, but he was also interested in learning about DJing and the EDM genre, so he ended up being a good fit.
When asked about how he approaches writing songs for the band, Alex Pall told the interviewer that he bases his songwriting on the things he cares about the most, whether it’s his personal interests or political ideas. One of The Chainsmokers’ most popular songs is Closer, which was co-written by Andrew Taggart and another friend of theirs, and Alex Pall said that he was pleased with the fact that the duo both produced and sang the hit song, because he feels that not too many artists do that these days. He also said that he liked working with the singer Halsey on the song, due to the fact that he likes her unique style and strong voice. The Chainsmokers have had a number of popular tunes to reach the airways over the years, but Closer is the one that won them a Grammy.
Although the band has achieved a great amount of success with their songs, they are not the kind of guys who are interested in buying expensive cars, according to Alex Pall. His biggest purchase so far has been a Hollywood Hills home, which was decorated by Peti Lau, an interior designer who is known for her Aristo Freak style. The talented EDM artist says that more great music from The Chainsmokers will be coming out soon.
There’s a lyric in The Chainsmokers song “Paris” that says something like, “Let’s show them we are better”. Let’s show them that we are better than anything that they could imagine. While this is just a lyric of a famous song co-written by Alex Pall, it might make sense to say here that if The Chainsmokers goes down, it would have been because of how Alex Pall is doing all that he can to show them that he is way better.
Show Them We Are Better
When Alex Pall in his interview at The Interview Magazine shared that he is always pursuing what’s good for his artistry and his band The Chainsmokers, we probably didn’t know about its details. We didn’t know about the price, sacrifice, and things that would make it hard for him to succeed amidst competition. But in the effort to show the world that what Alex Pall is to offer is better than the rest, he is continually writing the best lyrics and songs to make sure that the world sees the world through the musical lens of The Chainsmokers.
The Fear Behind The Success
All that Alex Pall knows when he writes his songs is the fact that he just wants to make people feel things that to him are the only things that are sure about himself. He even says it in his lyrics that feelings are all that we know, and sharing all the truth of the feelings that Alex Pall gets in the journey to creating his music is what he is continually polishing today.
However, this did not happen overnight. Alex Pall had to face a lot of fears of living in a big city in New York and the standard fears that one gets when one is a struggling artist. All of these fears are now paying off, though, because Alex Pall’s seed in growing The Chainsmokers has now been seen as one of the great contributions to making EDM music more than just a platform for dance and parties. It is now officially a platform for an artful expression that’s more high-brow without appearing preachy.