EDM aficionados Alex Pall and Drew Taggert are the EDM duo that formed in 2012. They have produced a string of hits including “Paris,” “Something Just Like This” with Coldplay, “Don’t Let Me Down” with lead singer Daya. Their song the “Closer” owned the Number 1 spot on the charts for three months. Their new hit “Sick Boy,” is a departure from their musical past and it represents the launch of a new music chapter. It has a darker tone than their other pieces, but it reflects the current social milieu and political climate.
In an interview, Pall and Taggert shared they do not compromise their craft. They recognize making music is a subjective activity but they hope their music resonates with their fans. The pair keep their music fresh and fun by asking themselves, “What do I want to sing that will speak to my listeners’ heart?” To stay current, Taggert and Pall indicated they push each other and focus on what they want to say and what sounds right to them. Even though hip-hop is overtaking EDM in popularity, the duo feels EDM is still a fantastic genre with exciting things happening now, and that will happen in the future.
During their career, the Chainsmokers have one Grammy award; they a Grammy-nominated song this year, with one song nominated for Song of the Year. Their song 1-800-273-8255 was a collaboration between the duo, Logic, Alessia Cara, and Khalid. Both Taggert and Pall enjoyed the experience and felt they produced a positive piece of art. The pair continues to push the envelope and step out of their comfort zone to keep their music fresh and exciting. While hip-hop is overtaking EDM in popularity, the duo feels hip-hop cannot match the energy and intensity of EDM. Pall and Taggert feel an exciting future for EDM is on the horizon.