The Chainsmokers are famous nationally and known as the American producer, and DJ and the duo consist of Andre Taggart and Alex Pall. The Chainsmokers together with Halsey honoured Mr Avicii with their Billboards Music Award. Avicii is the most beloved producer and Swedish DJ. Before the duo presented the award for the top hit and hot song for the year 2018 they told the thousands gathered at the famous Grand Garden Arena that Mr Avicii is one artist who has inspired many people in various ways and especially the EDM community. The Chainsmokers handed the “Despacito” song to Luis Fonsi. Halsey also added that working with Avicii is such a joy and it’s a tragedy he is undergoing a painful moment of his life, and she elaborated the need of love and support of family and friends to anyone struggling with mental illness.
The Chainsmokers for the second time that night mentioned Avicii when receiving their Electronic/Dance act award. They dedicated the prize to Avicii saying that he made them achieve their success and pushed them to believe in succeeding in life by inspiring them, influencing their music and especially the pop music. The duo ended their speech by declaring that they miss Avicii and hopes he has finally found his peace. Avicii died at 28 years of age on 20th April 2018, and the family revealed he committed suicide. Avicii real name was Tim Bergling, and his unreleased music may be released to the public according to Geffen Records Label President. The show was hosted by Kelly Clarkson who took an opportunity to remember the recent shooting in a Texas school, and he said that its time to change the happening and keep children safe and alive.
The Chainsmokers achieves their first breakthrough in music in 2015 after their hit song “Selfie” became top single in different countries. In 2015 the duo released their debut EP the Bouquet, and it featured various songs like the “Roses” that enjoyed a position among the US top 10 Billboard Hot 100. Chainsmokers has won the Grammy Award for their unique dancing moves and recording during the 59th awards, and they have also won to other American Music Awards and five iHeartRadio Music Awards.
The Chainsmokers are setting out to create an identity with their new track, “Closer” as they begin evolving with their growing audience. The band desires to personalize their brand of music along with an ambition to be recognized as valid artists in the industry with feelings and thoughts. They do not want to be seen as faceless crafters in the back of a DJ stand.
Alex Pall will be performing a duo with Andrew Taggart on the “Closer” track. Both are working harder to reveal themselves by incorporating intimacy into a genre known for being void of emotion. Pall began his music career as a DJ in New York City and says he is passionate about dance music. Taggart was in college when he met Pall. From the day the two met, there was a connection, and they’ve been making music ever since.
Pall and Taggart discovered many similarities between themselves in regards to what they liked and wanted musically. Both men were ambitious and aware of what was happening in the New York City DJ world and began to shape an identity around themselves. They continuously pushed themselves, and continue to do so, to become better artists so that people can relate to their music on a deeper level. This concept has worked better than they or anyone else could have imagined.
Alex Pall and Andrew Taggart work with songwriters like other artists, but unlike others, their music is about themselves. The duo has solely created some of their songs much like the album that illustrates what it’s like for them as music artists to create a collection to satisfy both fans and the label. They didn’t want the record to contain unconnected songs with a couple of dance songs mixed with an interlude. What they created was an album that tells who they are today.
Pall says their audience is always expanding. He says they are always striving to bring them a new and exciting show. Together he and Taggart want to keep doing exciting things and continue pushing themselves. With the release of, “Closer” things will dramatically change for these two music artists. This release will change the way their shows work as they continue to create new content making things more unique to themselves.