Alex Pall and Andrew Taggart make up the duo known as The Chainsmokers. The scored a huge breakthrough hit entitled Selfie in 2014, bringing their EDM-pop style to the masses. The duo’s success has continued since that initial breakthrough and they recently released an exciting new track entitled Closer that features Halsey. The new single represents a departure from previous work put out there by the hitmaking duo. Closer features Andrew Taggart singing, a break from the group’s usual formula of innovative electronic sounds blended with guest vocalists and the work of songwriters. This is all in an attempt to raise the awareness of their audience that they are true artists and not simple masters of crafting catchy beats.
Alex Pall has been candid about the fact that dance music was a thing that consumed his life and it was his obsession with it that led him to want to do it as more than a hobby. Andrew Taggart expresses the same sentiment that dance music is something he was into well before it became the popular craze that it is today. The fact of the matter is that it is quite a unique and different thing for a group like The Chainsmokers to actually sing on their own track, but the band has expressed that it was simply something they felt like doing because it was different. The Chainsmokers are also writing more of their songs entirely on their own. There is still the collaboration with some really amazing and talented songwriters, but the group is evolving and beginning to craft some of their material entirely on their own. The band is also excited about the chance to work with Halsey, an artist that they have really come to respect. With more of the overall production being done by the band themselves and the addition of great collaborators like Halsey, it is clear that the future is looking bright for The Chainsmokers.