The late Andy Warhol’s Interview Magazine, and recently, The Chainsmokers added their names to the long plethora of musical acts to be featured in the magazine. In the interview, Alex Pall and Drew Taggart discussed their origins and the future of their band.
The Chainsmokers came to fruition in 2012; however, Drew Taggart didn’t join until 2014. That’s when the group found their lane, releasing “#Selfie” and taking airwaves by storm. Four years since their first single The Chainsmokers haven’t lost their momentum.
Alex Pall began the interview explaining where he came from. “I was a DJ growing up,” Pall said. He was originally DJing around the New York Area, when in a single moment, he discovered that music was consuming his life. He decided to take his DJing serious and linked up with Drew Taggart.
Taggart was a student in Maine, but he also had connections with Interscope Records. This is how he was introduced to Pall. Once the two linked up, as a result of incredible chemistry, they began making music together. In fact, in the interview they expressed that they are months ahead of release schedule. Although they have only one album out, they may have plans made already for multiple projects.
The Chainsmokers charted several times; however, they didn’t reach true mainstream stardom until the release of “Closer.” The song features singer Halsey, and it recently went diamond. Released in 2016, it took the song almost 2 years to the day to achieve 10 million copies sold.
“She’s incredible,” Alex Pall said in reference to Halsey, who is a featured vocalist on “Closer.” The song not only shot The Chainsmokers into international fame, it did the same for Halsey.
Another topic of the interview was their fanbase. Pall explained that their age demographics are typical. People between the ages of 16 to 25 are their target audience; however, surprisingly, their demographics are almost evenly split between male and female. Pall also talked about how social media enabled them to see exactly who their fans are and where they are from.