After releasing their much-anticipated single “Closer,” the Chainsmokers have discussed everything from how they met, handling fame to future plans. The Chainsmokers are a two-man EDM and pop DJ group based in New York City. It was formed by DJ Alex Pall and producer Andrew “Drew” Taggart in 2012. Pall revealed that he was introduced to Taggart through his manager’s friend. Taggart was an up-and-coming music producer who interned at the famous Interscope Records during his college days. The pair shared that they’ve instantly got along well upon their first meeting. Taggart explained that he started working on new projects in Pall’s apartment shortly after being introduced.
The Chainsmokers single “Closer,” features Hasley, a popular synth pop singer and songwriter from New Jersey. Andrew Taggart also offers his vocals on the hit single, spectacularly making it his singing debut. Alex Pall gushed that being able to collaborate with Halsey was incredible. He calls her a “very unique” artist and is enamored with her powerful voice. It was revealed that “Closer” was written by Taggart and one of their close friends while on their tour bus. They are proud of their self-produced single and feel that they’re increasingly heading in the right track in the music business.
After gaining more exposure, Pall and Taggart feel obligated to put out bigger and better live shows. The duo recalled playing shows in the past that only housed 50 or so college kids. As lively and fun as that was, Taggart explained that they now perform to thousands of people of all ages every year. To express their gratitude, they have teamed up with a professional stage visualizer that works with them while on tour. The visualist has helped them execute fresh and exciting live shows each and every time to a very appreciative audience.