If you listen to EDM or pop music, then chances are you have heard of the phenomenon known as The Chainsmokers. Even if you listen to other genres of music, like country or rock, you may have heard of these guys because they often collaborate with other artists. For instance, they collaborated with the country duo- Florida Georgia Line- on the song, “Last Day Alive” and they also collaborated with the rock group- Coldplay- on the song, “Something Just Like This.”
The Chainsmokers are comprised of Andrew “Drew” Taggart, who sings vocals and Alex Pall, the DJ. Drew Taggart was born on December 31, 1989 in Freeport, Maine and Alex Pall was born on May 16, 1985 in Westchester County, New York. The duo started their journey in 2012 and show absolutely no signs of slowing down any time soon.
Before forming The Chainsmokers, Taggart attended Syracuse University and was enrolled in the highly selective Bandier Program, which incorporates entrepreneurship, marketing, media and music and Pall attended New York University where he majored in music business and art history.
To date, The Chainsmokers have released 25 singles, 35 remixes, 15 music videos, three EP’s and one studio album. Their very first single, “#Selfie, was released on January 29, 2014 and peaked at #16 on the Billboard Hot 100 Chart. Their first #1 single, “Closer” (featuring Halsey) was released on July 29, 2016 and stayed at #1 on the Billboard Hot 100 Chart for 12 consecutive weeks. Their debut album, “Memories…Do Not Open,” was released on April 7, 2017 and debuted at #1 on the Billboard 200 Chart.
It is a rare and unique event when an artist gives us an up-close and personal look into the process of recording a single. However, that is exactly what The Chainsmokers did when recording their latest single, “Somebody” (featuring Drew Love). In fact, they even shared the process with the world, when they posted a short glimpse of how the song came together. The tropical song, which features EDM, Pop and R&B elements, is about trying to stay true to who you are, even though everyone around you seems to be focused on material things, like fancy cars.