Genius sparks creativity
It was Aristotle who said, “There is no great genius without some touch of madness.” And I believe that is what we often think when hearing melody, harmony, lyrics and a mass of sound come together in a song. On the other hand, Aristotle was very keen on the idea that passion was also very necessary for the creative genius.
Invited into creative space
Chainsmoker fans can be happy that Drew Taggart and Adam Pall have taken the time in their studio to film a clip of that creativity at work or what is between the lines, between the tweets, that happen invisibly in their studio daily. Just a few days after their new single, “Somebody” was released thru their Disruptor Label and uploaded on YouTube and Facebook on April 20th. On April 24th a 1-minute instructional video was uploaded, which was a guide into the creative process that takes place in the Chainsmoker studio.
The 1-minute video shows both Taggart and Pall in the studio. The first half of the video moves between Taggart playing melodies on the synth and Taggart playing chords on the upright. Finally, Taggart is sitting at his Ableton Live® DAW with phone in hand. Taggart turns to Pall and plays a melody, which he identifies as the original melody of the Chorus opening for “Somebody.” Taggart clarifies to Taggart this was the original melody, though lower than the one they have in the finished song, then Taggart plays the beginning of the Chorus of the finished song on his DAW.
Drew Taggart and Adam Pall began as The Chainsmokers in 2012. There first breakout song was “Selfie.” (2014) Following “Selfie” they had a number #1 hit with “Closer,” which stayed on the top tier for Billboard. “Don’t Let Me Down,” and other followed. The EDM-Pop Duo has written and produced their own songs and have been the recipients of many industry awards. Drew Taggart was just awarded by ASCAP, the co-songwriter of the year (2017) with three other artists. Twitter followers: 3.5M; Facebook Likes: 17M.
Others In Their Genre
The Chainsmokers EDM duo consist of Alex Pall and Andrew Taggart. They are well known for hits like “Closer”, “Roses” and “Don’t Let Me Down”. Typically the band has focused their music around the likings of a DJ however in the more recent hits put out by the band, they are focused more around the singing side with Andrew at the leading edge of things.
Andrew and Alex Pall grew up at a point in their lives when EDM music was popular. They learned to spin and create hits that everyone was listening to. With popular DJ’s at the forefront, it was no wonder that they were able to colloborate with a number of artists who helped them achieve even higher success than they were already at.
Alex Pall and Andrew Taggart met each other through their manager now and sat down with one another. They discussed what each of them was capable of and what each of them would bring to the band to make it what it is today. Because they knew that they complimented each other, they were able to hit it off right off the bat.
— Alex Pall (@AlexPallNY) May 11, 2018
For the band, they know that being in the electronic music field is a competitive genre of music however when you know how to do it properly and you have well established artists backing you up, it becomes easier to keep in front of the others. Every genre is hard to stay on top of however for The Chainsmokers, they have managed to get to the top and stay there.
The other thing that helps the band stay where they are is, the duo sharing their lives with their fans through their music. In an electronic music genre, it is really uncommon for the bands to actually sing on their own music and then to top things off, to sing about the things which are really happening to the band. That is why they are on top of the world. It is because making decisions like these, they help to keep them where they are today. Alex Pall and Andrew Taggart knew that and used that knowledge to get them to the top.