Alex Pall is a DJ and musician who works with fellow DJ and musician Andrew Taggart with the EDM group the Chainsmokers. The duo has put forth well-known songs like #Selfie, Roses, Don’t Let me Down, and Closer. The success of the group is as simple as Alex Pall and Andrew Taggart work really well together. They met each other through a mutual manager paired them up since they were both exploring how to further their DJ careers. The duo immediately started to write songs together right after they were introduced and discussed what kind of music they liked and hit it off.
Alex Pall spoke to Interview magazine about his experiences making music. He stated that nearly his whole life he has wanted to work in music. He had been working shows for some time as a DJ before he met Andrew. During that time he started to desire to expand on what he did to make EDM genre songs that were more personal compared to how other DJs were making their music. Alex and Andrew started writing personal and fun tracks right away when they met each other. They started off with mainly fun club songs which helped to give them attention. From there they started to present more personal songs that they made that were a combination of their sounds, lyrics, different vocalists, and some of their vocals. This step into adding their own lyrics and vocals to some of their main releases is a curious step on the part of EDM artists. EDM artists generally stick to being a bit removed from the music. They prefer to focus on making the sounds to their songs and perhaps some of the lyrics. Generally, DJs always use different vocalists and another lyricist or a team of lyricists. The Chainsmokers differentiate themselves from it all with their more personalized approach to their work.
Alex Pall hopes that the future of his work will continue to allow him to be creative and add a personal aspect to his work. He generally is more of a songwriter than he is a singer within the Chainsmokers songs. But he still values personalizing their music with his songwriting and lyrics.