Pall, known as one half of the duo The Chainsmokers came into his own, DJing around New York City describing it as ‘side work’ and a ‘little career’. His music grew from a hobby to consume his life. Pall got to the point he wanted to give his music his all. He was introduced to Andrew Taggert. Andrew had a pension for electronic music before the wave happened. In all actuality, the wave of electronic music wound its way throughout Taggert’s college experience. Pall and Taggert hit it off and the pairing made sense. Pall knew this by their conversations and how they evolved from what they themselves brought to the table into talk of drive and ambition.
Taking constant stock of who was on top in the business at the moment and frankly who was not making the cut. Being hard on themselves to become better because Pall believes people feel their music on a deeper level. Pall also conveys that discussion is important in bringing a concept to reality. Their real lives always being the constant thread throughout their music. Both are dedicated and have a heavy hand in every facet of their sound alongside other songwriters. Pall explains about feeling the pressure of an album and the fans wanting it. They just don’t want to compile songs that do not flow together. Wanting instead, a story that speaks of who they are now. Incorporating unique strong voices like Halsey is a part of that story.
Alex Pall shouts out to social media for helping him gauge what type of people are becoming connected to their music. He breaks it down to more international and a mostly even split between a male and female demographic of 16 to 25-year-olds. Seeing through his own mother walking into a room humming one of their songs he really knows their sound transcends age. They care that their music stirs an emotion. Forever changing audiences and new legions of fans mean forever evolving shows for Pall. There has always been the performance factor but it’s getting bigger. Pushing shows into festivals to bring fans new experiences. He knows becoming complacent in this business is not an option.