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Alex Pall Talks The Chainsmokers

Alex Pall of The Chainsmokers, along with the other half of the popular duo, Andrew Taggart, stepped outside of their comfort zone and decided to sing a recent song release. While this is usually not news for most music artists, it is a step away from the norm for The Chainsmokers who usually rely on songwriters and vocalist to provide the singing to their DJ abilities.

Recently Alex Pall sat down to discuss his partnership with Taggart and the direction they are taking as a group.

How Did The Two Of You Begin Working Together

DJ’ing was my hobby growing up. I had developed a small following in New York City and did regular performances. It was mostly just side work but it was something that I had a real passion for. I eventually decided to give my dream a real shot. I had the same manger then that I work with now and he introduced me to Drew. In short time, he moved to the city from Maine and I quit my job so that we could work full-time.

What Made You Certain It Would Work Once Meeting Taggart

Well, we both knew already what the other brought to the table as artists. Our first conversations were about the music we enjoyed and what we liked growing up. Then the conversation got serious and we found out how badly we both wanted to make it in the industry. Soon after we were working pretty much every day, all day, developing our identity as artists in the industry.

What Was Behind The Decision To Sing On A Record

Well, it donned on us that the singers we were working with were not writing songs. While Drew and I did use songwriters, we worked on the songs with them. In truth, the songs were about us. Why not sing them?

What Was It Like Working With Halsey

Incredible. And she is the one artist we have wanted to work with badly over the last year. She is a unique person with a strong voice and has no problem just being herself.

The Chainmokers and Halsey Honors Avicii

The Chainmokers and Halsey Honors Avicii

The Chainsmokers were always inspired by the incredible artist, Avicii. His electronics music inspired the Chainsmokers and band member Andrew Taggart openly admits that Avicii was one of his greatest inspirations.

Unfortunately, in April of 2018 Avicii took his own life. Million of fans and several artists were saddened by the news. He was loved by many and his music made an impact on millions of people around the world. At the 2018 Billboard Music Awards artists, Halsey and the Chainsmokers showed nothing but love for Avicii and honored him.

The Chainsmokers openly told the crowd that Avicii was “an artist who inspired so many in so many ways and meant so much to us and the EDM community.” Halsey then stated “Everyone who worked with him would say that he was such a joy and that makes this tragedy all the more painful. It’s a reminder to all of us to be there and support and love our friends and family members who may be struggling with mental illness.”

The Chainsmokers went on to win an award for Top Dance/Electronic act. Again they made sure to honor their late friend and inspiration Avicii. They dedicated their awards to him and stated “We wanna dedicate this award to Avicii. … He is someone who made us believe that this is something we could do with our lives. Inspired all of us. Influenced our music and influence pop music in general. He will be missed and I hope he’s found peace.”

Hearts were moved by their speech along with the Hosts, Kelly Clarkson’s speech about the heartbreaking shooting at another Texas school that left ten dead and ten injured. Kelly cried as she stated “I’m so sick of moments of silence — why don’t we do a moment of change? Why don’t we change what’s happening?”