Alex Pall is just an ordinary musician with the dream of becoming famous one day. He never knew that his dream would someday become a reality. Back in the years when The Chainsmokers was not yet a thing, Alex Pall kept his job as a maintenance worker for an art gallery in New York. At night, he would be visiting the bars and clubs near his home to share his talent with music. Later on, he was given a sideline to become the DJ, and he accepted the offer because it would be giving him some money to spend on. Night after night, Alex Pall has practiced his craft, knowing that he will be able to impress some other people that could unlock the next key to his career path.
Weeks have passed since he started his sideline being a DJ, and he noticed that the income he receives from being a DJ is slowly overtaking the ones that he receives from the art gallery. When it was clear to him that his salary as a DJ is higher than his day job, he decided to quit the art gallery and focused on becoming a DJ instead. While playing inside one of the clubs in New York, Alex Pall met his future manager and his road to success fast forward after he introduced himself to his manager. The manager loved his performance and gave him a contact number. Later on, Alex Pall called the manager and agreed to his plan of creating a two-man band.
Alex Pall was later on introduced to Drew Taggart, who came all the way from Maine. He immediately clicked with Alex because the two loves music so much. The manager referred to them as The Chainsmokers, and they started to release original music after their formation. In just a short period, the popularity of The Chainsmokers spiked. Their songs are consistently found in the top charts, and more people are becoming too excited to see the duo, especially when they are out for a tour. Alex Pall wanted to thank his manager for giving him an opportunity to succeed and become famous.
Alex Pall, of the Chainsmokers, recently released another track called “Closer”. There past songs are “Roses” and “Don’t Let Me Down”. Alex Pall will be doing a duo with Andrew Taggart. Those who rely on other songwriters and vocalists want to add that element to master their crafted electronic soundscapes, while Alex Pall wants to become a true, genuine artist in the music field. Alex Pall and Andrew Taggart are working on revealing themselves through their music by weaving intimacy to a newer generation that’s void of emotions, except when it comes to drug-like euphoria. Recently, I did an interview with Alex Pall and asked him how he was going to establish his identity with his new track and attract an audience.
MATHIAS ROSENZWEIG: How did you start out working in the music industry?
ALEX PALL: I grew up in New York City and became a DJ. At the time, I considered it a hobby or a little career. Overtime, I had other passions beside just being a DJ. It was scary being in a big city pursuing something that’s more fun than just having a job. When I went to an art gallery, I realized that dance and music became more and more a part of my life. I started working with the same manager at the time, and he introduced me to another person named Drew, and we have been working together ever since.
MATHIAS ROSENZWEIG: How did you know it would work after meeting up with Andrew Taggart?
ALEX PALL: I believe when we both met each other, we had the same things in common. As kids, we found out we liked the same kinds of things. While chatting with each other, we found out what would work for us and what wouldn’t work for us. Everyday we worked with Drew on how we were going to build our identity through music. More and more we had a lot to learn with a lot of things to cover. Through time and hard work we both developed a talent in music and dance to reach the audience we intended to reach.