Alex Pall has known that he was created to make music since a very young age, or believed that such was the case, at the very least. Growing up in New York City, Pall turned his interested in dance music into a hobby, which later became something that took up much of his life. He was able to create a fan base DJing around the city and eventually came to the realization that music was taking over his life, though he found it hard to believe that something he enjoyed so much could be considered something he would be willing to consider his “job.” It was around the time of this revelation that a mutual friend introduced the budding artist to another individual who shared similar interests: Andrew Taggart.
Andrew Taggart has a similar upbringing, also being involved in the music scene within his native state of Maine, where he balanced his own small-scale musical career and college. It was not long after the pair were introduced that Taggart made the decision to uproot his life and move from Maine to New York. Taggart made the move, Alex Pall quit his job and the rest was history, or rather the beginning of the musical duo that would come to be known as The Chainsmokers.
As their time together has progressed the two have found themselves experience growing pains and striving to determine their own musical identity. The passage of time has seen them go from strictly DJ’s who produce dance beats, to musical craftsman who works to pair their musical tracks and lyrics that they write with vocal artists, and on to singers and songwriters in their own right. The future will see the continued development of the duo as they continue to grow and strive to become what they have been planning from the start.