The Chain Smokers is an EDM and pop production pair consisting of Andrew Taggart and Alex Pall. The song “Closer” featuring Hasley is an example of their beautifully crafted masterpiece. The Chain Smokers, unlike other DJs who work behind the scenes, the pair are working to expose themselves which is evident in “Closer.” The two are now taking part in singing which is not typical considering most DJs depend on vocalist to sing in their productions.
Pursuing EDM production as a career can be daunting as many people do not take it seriously. When Alex Pall decided to venture into that career path, it was more of a gamble. Alex Pall started working with Adam Alpert as his manager who later on in 2012 introduced him to Andrew.
The two built their relationship based on music and have developed as artists through determination and hard work. They both quit their jobs and started meeting every day trying to produce something new and better. Alex Pall’s social marketing skills helped them in getting gigs and developing their music production.
The duo have had obstacles along the way with competition getting stiffer as many DJs and producers want to stand out and be the best. The pair are now taking a different approach to dance music. They are no longer producing the plain dance music as every production artist is doing.
Alex Parr and Andrew Taggart have decided to come up with their brand of music. Their latest production is a testimony to that as “Waterbed” and “Don’t Let Me Down” is not a typical music production in the industry. The songs cannot be easily tied down to a particular genre as they cut the line between indie, Hip-hop, pop, and EDM. This is what makes the Chain Smokers stand out in the crowded industry.
The chain Smokers produce songs that many people relate to as most of them are about daily occurrences in the society. “Closer” is such a song; it talks about a breakup and what caused it. The song was written by the duo and Drew will get to sing together with Hasley, and it shows the significance of “Closer” as they develop as artists.