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Alex Pall Answers Questions about his Music and Halsey

Alex Pall is one half of the collective known as The Chainsmokers. He met his musical partner in 2014 when his former partner bailed on him; his manager introduced him to Andrew Taggart, a music producer from Maine.

After the release of their most popular song to date, “Closer,” Alex Pall sat down for an interview with the late Andy Warhol’s Interview Magazine. The interview revolved around questions about the singer Halsey, the new single, and Andrew Taggart’s future role with the band.

But the first topic of the interview was Pall and Taggart’s origin story. Pall was DJing around New York City, and Andrew Taggart was doing the same up north. Pall’s manager, who also knew about Taggart, introduced them. The two became a working unit almost instantly.

“We met and just immediately started working,” said Pall.

Pall continued, explaining how the band was certain they could co-exist as partners.

“I think we both initially knew what we brought to the table,” Pall proclaimed. “Then it became a chat about how drive and ambitious we were.”

Alex Pall concluded his answer by praising his musical partner, calling him an “incredibly talented producer.”

The interview then asked if it was difficult being a producing duo, and Andrew Taggart, who was also present for the interview chimed in.

“I think yes and no,” Taggart began. ” He went on to explain that began there was so much music that sounded the same, and it became impossible to identify particular artists, they decided to move away from dance music. This is why they started creating genre blending hit songs.

Halsey was also mentioned during the interview, with Alex Pall calling her incredible. “Closer,” the song which features Halsey, also features Andrew Taggart on vocals. This is the first time either of The Chainsmokers have performed vocals on their own song, further innovating their sound.
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The Chainsmokers Being Real in “Sick Boy”

“Sick Boy” Unearths New Ground

“Sick Boy” is the Chainsmokers latest single. The Chainsmokers is Alex Pall and Drew Taggart. The new single boasts the group is from “the East Side of America,” which calls attention to one side of America. The second half of the introductory verse says more than being from one side of the nation, “Where we choose pride over character.”

When recently asked why the Chainsmokers is taking a more dark turn towards their lyrics, which are provocative in “Sick Boy,” Drew Taggart says it is a response to negative criticism towards the group. This negative criticism comes from a general narcissism in the world. What is clear is that the group set on carrying out their mission of reflecting in their music what is going in their lives and around them. The YouTube video for “Sick Boy” has over 140 million views to date. What will this darker tone in the Chainsmokers lyrics mean for the band going forward? “Sick Boy” is the first new single for 2018. Their previous “Something Like This” with Coldplay launched The Chainsmokers onto a further level of success with their collaboration with Coldplay. The lyrics of “Sick Boy” targets the world of narcissism, which inflates the view of oneself over and above the rest of the world. The person whose trapped in a narcissistic attitude seeks the admiration that comes from others and doesn’t want to pay attention to the feelings and needs of others.

Confronting Narcissism

How can we find love in a world where we only want to beloved before and above everything else? The social media wave reveals that attitude undoubtedly and is criticized by the darker tone of the lyrics in “Sick Boy.” Alex Pall is confronting the way in which social media gives each person a platform to represent themselves to the world. The Chainsmokers new message is not a culmination of a new voice, but an evolution of an ongoing effort to communicate what is happening to them and the world around them. The ultimate message is love and relationships.

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