As the Chainsmokers; Alex Pall and Andrew Taggart look ahead to the future, they take a moment to reflect on where they came from and what it means for the future. One risked it all by leaving home and the other by quitting his day job. This commitment has proved worth the risk.
Alex Pall knew that he and Taggart would get along after their first conversation. Each one brought skills to the table that would allow for an intriguing combination. While Pall was social media savvy and capable of managing their online image, Taggart was a successful producer. Their drive and ambition drives them to be a better than average DJ duo.
Unlike, many of the artist out in there today; Pall insist that they keep their hands in the water. Either writing the lyrics themselves, or ensuring collaborations do not get off track. Which makes sense as the music is about there lives and how they feel about its evolution. It’s imperative that the sound of the music and the lyrics ring true. The definitive proof is in the song Closer; which is a collaboration in vocals with Halsey, but written by Taggart and another friend.
Musically, they are more in sync than ever, but at home they are a bit different. Andrew Taggart has chosen a home with more of a modern design, but with a fung shui feel. More than 45 thousand square feet show off glass walls for the dining and living rooms. The dazzling display of a sleek waterfall adding to the rich views of the landscape.
However, Alex Pall chose a home circa 1930. Several modern highlights include a home studio and with the stunning mountain views there is no shortage of inspiration. With a tree growing in the entryway, his home is more of a Zen upgrade.
Regardless of their different style of homes, music finds them closely knit together. Looking forward, even as they acknowledge the past.