This article interviews both Alex Pall and Andrew Taggart, of the music duo, The Chainsmokers. The Chainsmokers were started by Alex Pall and his music partner at the time. The two of them parted ways but Alex Pall wanted The Chainsmokers to continue. Andrew Taggart’s manager saw a great opportunity and introduced them. Immediately it was a good fit for both people. Alex and Andrew began working together right away to create music and work on their identities as artists, both individually, and as the group The Chainsmokers. When they first met, they both described recognizing the artistic potential in the other person and the potential of doing music together.
Alex Pall talked in the interview about how he likes to incorporate his personal life into his music. He discussed how it can be difficult to come up with material that a wide range of listeners can relate to and how using stories and elements from his personal life seemed to make the best music and get a greater response from their audience. Alex Pall also goes in depth in this article describing his experience working with other musical artists in the field and expanding their musical offerings. Alex goes on to discuss the effect that Instagram has had on their audience. From social media platforms like Instagram, The Chainsmokers know exactly who their fan base is and what they are like. Alex Pall discusses how incredible it is to see their music impacting people all over the world, including in unexpected places like South Africa and the Philippines. From Instagram they have also found that their music is reaching all ages of people, something that surprised both Alex and Andrew. Toward the end of the article Alex talks about their shows and the things they are doing to expand what they offer. They are beginning to incorporate new elements into their shows and are booking even more shows. Alex is continually working on new content and making the shows not only musically appealing but also interesting from a visual prospective. It is clear that both of these musical artists are very thoughtful when it comes to their music and their work.