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The Chainsmokers, Notated Verbalization

Tuesday, May 1st, 2018

Alex Pall and Andrew Taggart double team the renown and famously titled Chainsmokers which strategizes their musical direction towards breaking social norms of listeningbtovthe style that is so prevalent in todays culture. When writing about music it is unavoidable to not discuss how music shapes the cultures of the generations yet to come in the present and future periods of time. Since music has interweaved itself into the subconscious realms of the social functions of today one might ask what needs might need to be filled for the human void to be that much more satisfied. It is the Chainsmokers who discuss not just things that shape the culture around the individual people today but who also and more importantly talk about the culture that is prevalent and prevailing in society today. The Chainsmokers go above and beyond just providing entertainment as a commodity and luxury to the masses who want to tickle their eardrums with pleasant noises and they incorporate very real explanations on what is actually going on in todays current world as well to educate the younger generations of what it is they should be cognizant of instead of feeding out the junk so commonly discovered in musical sectors today. Their latest work Sick Boy for example describes and immerses in the engrossing details of pressure that occurs within the human brain when using social media sites. Narccissm has crept it’s way into the cracks of Facebook and Twitter to those who like to frequently check in on who likes what and who’s profile looks better than others. Although it was not the original intention of the founders of such business systems, the negative aspects of social circles have multiplied times ten in the areas which entail that performances and appearances equals one’s worth and self respect. Therefore, because of the obvious nature which permeates the circles of Facebook and Twitter, this provides an exact opportunity for The Chainsmokers to verbally elaborate on what is going on through their bold yet truthful and intelligent lyrics. Yes, this stems from their anger and frustration to keep to their values of real human connectedness despite the social norms of todays apparent use of technology.

 

https://www.billboard.com/articles/news/dance/8099170/the-chainsmokers-new-song-video

Chainsmokers More Than Just DJs

Friday, March 2nd, 2018

Alex Pall and Andrew Taggart never imagined their paths would cross. Especially since before a cold day in 2010 they never knew each other existed. Pall grew up in Westchester County, New York and Taggart grew up in Freeport, Maine. Their love for EDM and Pall’s manager would bring them together. (See: Chainsmokers on Beatport: The Chainsmokers)

 

Alex was working at an art gallery in New York while attending New York University and Taggart was in Maine at Syracuse University when chance brought them together. When they met they immediately went to work? Taggart left Maine to move to New York and Pall quit his job. Both having fully committed to making this thing work the re-formed Chainsmokers were born. In the beginning the duo made remixes of indie bands, learning their craft and how they wanted to be presented to the world as artist. Alex and Andrew worked out the kinks. From the very beginning they both took the decision they had made serious. They didn’t meet once a week or twice a month to work on their music. They would get together from sunup to sundown every day.

 

All of the hard work paid off and the two released their debut single “Selfie”. Eventually making its way to the top of the charts “Selfie” was only the start. The pair went on to release hit after hit; coming in second in 2017 only to Drake and Justin Bieber. Since hitting success with “Roses” and “Don’t Let Me Down,” The Chainsmokers has added a new dimension to their work with Taggart, one half of the duo, adding his singing to their crowd-rousing sound beginning with the single “Closer,” in which Halsey also performs.

 

The Chainsmokers have taken the entertainment world by storm. The two have collaborated with some of the top known names in the industry. In 2017 they were listed as the third top paid DJs in the world. They are now trying to bring everything that they have learned thus far and make it into a musical experience that surpasses anything else the listener has ever felt. The plan to do this is by simply being true to their life experiences and their audience. This is just the beginning and the best is yet to come. Go Here for additional information.

 

Related: https://www.iheart.com/artist/the-chainsmokers-coldplay-820651/

 

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