The upcoming release of The Chainsmokers new song “Closer,” which is a collaboration with the popular singer Halsey, whom they loved getting to work with because of her unique style, is also the singing debut for producer and group member Andrew Taggart. Written about what it is like to hook up with an ex, the duo has set themselves apart in the DJ industry.
Singing on their own track is something new in the DJ world. Most DJ’s rely on other artists to add vocals and bring the music to life. But these guys don’t want to be like everybody else. The other half of the hit making duo, Alex Pall, says the pair are always looking for ways to push the envelope and bring their listeners something new and different, always striving to be better than they were before.
Having a broader musical range enables them to reach across generations and cultivate fans of all ages, races, and nationalities. Since achieving stardom, Alex and Drew acquired fans all around the globe. They’ve experienced a young elementary school kid singing their songs, all the way up to a grandma humming one of their tunes.
Alex grew up being a DJ, eventually quitting his job as an adult to pursue his dream full time. Drew became a DJ in college after years of interest in it, even releasing his work on SoundCloud. When the two met through a mutual friend, they hit it off immediately. They clicked on everything about music, their goals, ethics, and their drive to make it big in the music industry. Drew moved to New York from Maine so he and Alex could start turning their shared vision into a reality.
“Closer” is a more personal song for The Chainsmokers. It is their fork in the road. Where most DJ’s stay on a straight path, these guys changed course for something better. Even their live shows will be getting an upgrade to make it a bigger, more elaborate performance for their adoring fans. There is no doubt this duo will continue to surprise us in the future.