“The Chainsmokers” is a two-man band that is half electronic and half pop. Both members are DJ’s who love electronic music and live in New York City, and both have shared interests in EDM artists and becoming ultra successful. The names of the band members are Andrew Taggart and Alex Pall, and Alex’s first gig was as a DJ doing shows for fun and to make a little money in the city. He kept constantly bumping into a dude called Andrew from Maine, who coincidentally was interning at Interscope Records. After Alex’s band member was no longer with The Chainsmokers, Alex’s manager thought that it would be great if he spend some time with this Andrew guy and see if he would be a good fit to fill the spot in the duet.
As it so happens, they hit it off great and spent nearly all day every day together composing music and pushing themselves to higher levels. Eventually they found themselves in a place where they were putting out excellent music, but lyrically it was starting to sound like every other band on Spotify’s “Young and Free” playlist. So after working out at the gym one day, Andrew had the clevver idea to stop trying to fit into the cookie-cutter style, and to believe in himself and write about songs which came from personal experience: from the heart.
In one of the more uniquely honest popular songs in matters of the heart, “Closer” is an epic ballad between a man and a woman who used to date and know everything about each other, yet decide to hook up anyways and pursue themselves to see if it really can be a match or not.
Four smash hits later with billions of views on YouTube alone, it’s safe to say that The Chainsmokers are rock solid and nowhere to go but up. It seems like it’s platinum albums and Grammy’s in store for these two.