The Chainsmokers have recently found themselves seeking a new direction after coming to the realization they are now expected to perform for fans at huge events. The history of Alex Pall and Drew Taggart is largely based around their DJ performances, but a stylish performance on the live circuit is the next step for The Chainsmokers as they continue their impressive drive towards maintaining their position as the top electronic dance music act in the world.
One only needs to take a look at the house purchased in the Hollywood Hills by Alex Pall in 2016 to see the eclectic taste and style driving The Chainsmokers to the heights of the charts. Pall purchased the 1930s home because of the mixture of architectural styles seen in the building, including the classic midcentury modern and industrial elements added in the late 1980s. Thinking outside the box is of great importance to The Chainsmokers founding member, who enjoys bringing the outdoors into his Hollywood home in the form of a live tree growing through the entryway of his restored property.
Soon after meeting, Alex Pall and Andrew Taggart realized their partnership could provide a different way of being for the music industry as a whole. Unlike previous collaborators, Pall found Taggart available to develop musical ideas each day, instead of the usual idea of developing songs separately before coming together to discuss ideas prior to a DJ set. Pall and Taggart set about creating a range of ideas which would form the backbone of the first songs the band would craft into their debut EP, “Bouquet.”
One of the major changes in style provided by The CHainsmokers has been their decision to develop a definitive sound by stepping into the writing room and assisting in the creation of their own songs. Alex Pall believes the fact The Chainsmokers create their own songs adds to the ownership they feel for the music and assists in helping them feel confident in stepping into the limelight as vocalists.