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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.

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