They say that life can take you on some strange turns. Alex Pall knows that for a fact, simply because he has lived it personally. Before he formed his band, The Chainsmokers, he was an individual with a passion for being a DJ. He could have continued down that path and generated a nice side income from it. However, he also knew that he had a strong interest in dance music and he wanted to give a career in that medium a try. However, these activities (and the formation of The Chainsmokers) wouldn’t really come to fruition until he met his now-good friend Andrew Taggart. Andrew had moved to new york from Maine, and Alex loved his enthusiasm so much that he literally quit his job and that is how the band was formed.
One of the things that Alex Pall was very observant about would be in watching who was doing well in the dance music scene in New York City and who was not doing so well. In those powers of observation, Alex was lucky enough to find a kindred spirit in his friend Andrew.
Needless to say, he and his friend embarked on a journey of self-discovery. They would work constantly together. The fact that they did not treat this as a hobby, but as a job meant that they covered much more ground together than they would have apart.
The other fact that makes them a great team would be the remarkable ideas they have together. When they are working on an album, they love that they have the ability to bounce ideas off of each other. They also love the fact they have the privilege of seeing the album built from the ground up.
Finally, the fact that they have built enough of a following in New York City to encourage and work with other artists is definitely a breakthrough. For example, they both noted how it was an extremely enriching experience to be able to work with the local New York artist Halsey. Like them, the more they got to know her the more they realize they were birds of the same feather. That spirit of independence has served them well within the New York music scene, and it’s one of the main reasons why they continue to grow in popularity.
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