In just a few short years, The Chainsmokers rose from obscurity to a household name. Now that they’ve achieved success and stardom, one half of the DJ and production duo, Alex Pall, sat down with Mathias Rosenzweig to discuss how they’re handling their fame and fortune and where they plan to go from here. When he was first looking to make it in the music industry, his manager introduced him to Andrew Taggart and the rest is music history. Upon meeting, they got to chatting and realized how much they loved DJ-ing and how serious they were about being successful. From there on in, they would work together on a daily basis.
When discussing the rarity of them singing on their own songs, they make no apologies for it, saying they believe it’s important for the songs they write to actually be about them and their experiences. When asked about working with Halsey, he had nothing but nice things to say about collaborating with her, noting that she’s a very cool and unique artist who’s not afraid to be herself.
When discussing their audience, he talked about how it’s really expanded from just college-aged kids to people of all ages. It’s even gone international with fans from all over the world in such countries as South Africa and the Philippines. He then discussed how their live shows have evolved and changed over the years.
He discussed how they sing live during their shows and not every artist can say that so he talked about they take great pride in not lip syncing during their concerts. He mentioned how, at this point, it’s as if they’re putting on a festival for the fans and, as music continues to grow and evolve, so will their music and concerts. As for their future, the duo has said they’re not going anywhere, claiming it just wouldn’t be the same if they took a hiatus and returned a few years later. So we wish them the best of luck in their future musical endeavors and hope they are able to sustain their success for many years to come.