As a young boy, he had somewhat of a career as a DJ in New York City. Alex Pall knew that it would be more than just a side job for it was something that was very close to his heart. As a Dj, he had so much fun such that it made him too afraid to pursue being a DJ as a career. One day while visiting an art gallery, he became painfully aware of how much dance music had dominated his life.
At that moment, he decided to try it out seriously. His current manager, who was also his manager when he was a Dj, set him up with Andrew Taggart, together making the music group the Chainsmokers. With Alex Pall quitting his job and Andrew moving from Maine into New York City, their music career began.
Knowing his strengths, Alex Pall decided to talk with his new partner first. Believing that he knew his strengths too, they discussed their interests in music past and present. Knowing his new partner was just as important as working together for Alex. They knew they had to learn so much more yet treating the opportunity like a job was not their intention. They strived to go the extra mile to become better. Working together daily, they slowly but surely worked on their persona as a band.
Even with their massive success, music is not just the source of their livelihood; it was much more than that. People worldwide identify with their music profoundly. This, in turn, creates a consistent opportunity for the Chainsmokers to self-reflect and grow artists.
The Chainsmokers sing their songs as opposed to other electronic music artists in the industry. Alex believes this is because third parties such as songwriters are outsourced. Even though they seek the help of songwriters, they work together to have a more personal song. The songs created are indeed about their experiences. With singles such as Roses, Closer, and Don’t let me down, the band confesses that they primarily make music for themselves. That people delight in it profoundly is thrilling for them.