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.