One of the most assertive bits in the interview that The Chainsmokers generously did lately is about how to be taken seriously as artists in EDM. The interview was a special feature about Chainsmokers’ Alex Pall and Andrew Taggart and how they grew their band into something that would change EDM in the most revolutionary way possible. Until The Chainsmokers came, EDM is known to be just about trick beats, fun synths and luring and hard-to-miss bass music that people can dance to. In the interview, the story of the revolutionary way that Alex Pall changed the entire EDM game is rightfully given justice.
With regards to being taken seriously as an artist, Alex Pall shared that it’s both hard and yet also easy. It’s hard in the sense that there’s that pressure to hold off first releasing complete albums of one’s own music because the single track is still unknown to many listeners. Artists are held back. Artists have to be constrained by the commercial aspects of the music industry. In the case with Alex Pall and The Chainsmokers, this wasn’t necessary. But it’s easy because Pall thought that the best approach would be to just write the songs that they want to hear themselves and express what they wanted. This strategy paid off, as the band is most known right now for the songs they made that are meant for themselves. These songs include “Roses”, “Don’t Let Me Down” and “Closer”.
The EDM music is much more welcome to new styles today compared to years ago. And Alex Pall wants to take advantage of this trend. He wants to make sure that his music is more intimate now and will be trying out new styles that would push the frontiers of EDM as a craft. It is the intention of Pall and Taggart to be recognized as serious artists in the field of EDM, and they want to make their brand of music to be personalized, unlike their predecessors in the EDM niche, such as deadmau5. It’s about time that the music of EDM that’s mostly devoid of feelings, life and passion to change. It’s time for The Chainsmokers to take its place.