Today, Chainsmokers is one of the most popular electronic dance music groups that are widely acclaimed for giving the genre a new face. Traditionally, artists of electronic dance music rely on vocalists to give the human touch in their deep and expertly synched beats. The Chainsmokers are, however, reading from a different chapter and their recently released track, closer, speaks of the depths of the Chainsmoker’s new style. The duo, Andrew Taggart and Alex Pall, feature the talented Halsey in the song closer.
Of much fascination is the fact that Taggart also sings in the track, and his vocals are on point. This has created a resounding buzz in the music industry with many people surprised that Taggart has such strong vocals. Alex Pall says their decision to have Andrew sing in the track, is something they have been planning to do but had not found the right moment until they came up with Closer.
According to Alex Pall, they are way different from other DJ’s who stoically sit behind a booth and craft beats. Pall says that they are out to give their fans thrilling performances and that cannot be done solely behind a booth. That informed their decision to work with authentic artists such as Halsey who bring out the best of their ideas. Alex Pall adds that they feel confident about their new idea to be more expressive in their music. Their two hits, Don’t Let Me Down and Roses, helped them sell their new identity, and Alex is glad that the two songs are such a howling success.
That new identity is more involving, and as Alex says, it gives them more attraction from fans and also lights up their live performances. Chainsmokers are found of writing their songs, and Pall says that Drew wrote the song, Closer, in their tour bus. Having artists who write and produce their songs is not common in the music industry, and for Chainsmokers to have achieved that fete, confirms their status as the most versatile dance music duo. Alex says that they are versatile and not summarized down to one idea, and that is why they are organizing an entire festival, giving their global audience a taste of their new identity.
It is hard to find another band out there today that is as celebrated a the Chainsmokers. Not only that, but they managed to become one of the biggest music production duos in the world in a matter of a couple years. Alex Pall did an interview recently giving some insight into the band and what they have been up to the past year as well as how they have been handling all the success they have gained. According to Alex and Andrew, music is a passion for them and not just a job or a career. They want to be able to expand as artists and continue to create new sounds as they go on, rather than being limited to a single kind of sound. One constant that the two of them have is that they love electric music, so it will always find a place in their regular songs for the rest of their musical careers.
One of the things that makes Alex and Andrew so successful is because they work together really well. For them, teamwork is what makes it all possible and how they connect their music together the way that they do. They are currently aiming to shape their identity as artists and will overcome any obstacles that are in their way when it comes to doing their passion. With two people so focused on their goals that can work seamlessly together, they are bound to be successful. Both Alex and Andrew credit each other for being innovative and bringing new ideas to the table all the time, creating a combination of different successful routes for them to take.
One of the things that the Chainsmokers are trying to make unique with their music is that they tell stories and bring out there lives to connect with their audiences. Instead of putting themselves on some pedestal as celebrities, they want their fans to know they are grounded and concerned about all the things that are happening in the world just like everyone else. They are regularly conveying this message in their music and trying to inspire others to take notice of others around them.
To talk about Clay Hutson is to talk about one of the masterminds of the live music industry. He is the hand that rocks the cradle, or in this case, the hand that rocks the show (pun intended). What makes him so successful? He’s one of a kind. He always seeks aesthetic climax and a complete artistic experience that goes beyond the mere sound of music, He’s obsessed, or rather, passionate about what he does: he works non-stop, from Monday to Monday to ensure he delivers the greatest experience possible. One of his advantages is that he amassed tons of knowledge in different kinds of live production and then in live music industry before dedicating fully to mark his own trail. These different works helped him to acquire a wide variety of skills that make him as successful as he is. He’s fully knowledgeable of every single aspect of live production so he understands each of his crew’s tasks and oversees them effectively. This immense experience helps him in visualizing ideas for all aspects of the show (set design, lighting, sound, etc.) and lets him understand quickly what might and might not work in every kind of venture.
Music EntertainmentOne of his other keys is to always work with gifted artists that are as obsessed as he is. Clay says he prefers to work with someone a bit difficult, “a little rough around the edges” but immensely talented and passionate about music and about delivering a quality show than working with a nice, politically correct person who’s not really talented or doesn’t actually mind about the quality of his show. But he says the greatest key for his success is a simple one: hard work. In his industry hard work and reputation are everything. And he certainly has earned both. He considers leading by example as the only possible way to inspire your crew so he always tries to be the hardest working person of his team, that’s why he enjoys working with artists who truly appreciate the work of live production and commit themselves to perform a stark live experience. He dedicates fully to every show he’s involved in, it doesn’t matter if it’s in a small club or at a sold-out arena: he goes the extra mile in every show. Learn more: https://www.crunchbase.com/person/clayton-hutson-1a2e