The Chainsmokers have already publicly released their new hit “Closer,” that featured singer Halsey. In contrast to their other past singles like “Roses” and “Don’t Let Me Down”, their recently released hit highlights Andrew Taggart singing.
Most singers naturally sing their own composition and songs, but it is quite different for Alex Pall and Andrew Taggart along with their DJ peers who normally depend on vocalists and songwriters to make their electronically manufactured sounds have a more human touch to it. The duo’s venture into customizing their kind of music complements their dream to become full-fledge artists who expresses feelings and ideas that cannot often be seen with traditional music beat head-bangers that are behind DJ booths.
Despite the fact that most DJ artists would prefer to be obscured behind big stage drops and enormous synthesizers, Taggart and Pall are striving to make the public see them more when they perform, trying to incorporate a tenderness into their genre of music which is often absent in most performers nowadays.
The duo were interviewed on their plans of evolving as their fan base grows, about their new hit sensations, and their plans on launching their unique identity. And below is the answer on how they are currently establishing their personality as a duo via their music:
Question: Does being a DJ duo and being in the electronic genre makes it more difficult to create a strong identity as an artist?
Answer: Yes and no. Because each genre has the same stuff that sounds like other popular stuff, and there are plenty of individuals vying to stand out among the rest. So, mostly a song can be played with in more than 30 different versions. However, if you really want to be an artist then the song you put out must be creative, artistic and has content that nobody else has. So, to develop your identity as an artist you will wait for your big song, and ensure that it is heard by the right people before you put it out for the public to hear.
Like in “Closer,” where the lyrics state about hooking up again with a past girlfriend. Then being attracted to her again and knowing the real reason of the break-up.