If we are writing about the identity of the Chainsmokers, we don’t have to guess what that is, since from their beginnings in 2012 Adam Pall and Andrew Taggart have been continuously breaking away from the crowd and honing their sonic identities. As the artist who fell in love with the art EDM and playing to the beat of others beats, the New York-based group has evolved to carve out their niche in the EDM/Pop world of music. Pall and Taggart have even had a couple of hits like “Closer,” and “Don’t Let Me Down.”
As Adam Pall admitted in a recent interview there are artists, and there are artists that have a unique voice; it is later the Chainsmokers have sought to evolve into for their humble beginnings. Pall sees the millions that are competing to be the band that stands out, but so make that happen in what you hear.
After so much experimentation and tweaking their sound, the Chainsmokers have come to an enviable position of having something to say for those who are listening. Adam Pall feels he and Taggart have come upon something that is “intrinsically” the sound that expresses their identity as the artist they are striving to become.
The breakthrough came about at a time when they had nearly listened to everything and felt the needed urge to break out of the box and create something, unlike all the others. It was kind of genesis from within their aural palettes. That was when “Don’t Let Me Down” and “Roses,” came out of their creative studio and lab. Adam Pall says they are still breaking away from the sonic boxes or formats and are evolving with their lyrics and sounds like “Closer” and “Something Like This.”
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— Alex pall (@AlexPallNY) April 23, 2016
Adam Pall and Andrew Taggart began creating their sound after Adam Alpert introduced them to one another in 2005. Since 2005 the EDM/Pop group has received numerous awards from Billboard (2017), iHeart Radio (2017) for “Closer,” American Music Awards (2016 & 2017), Grammy (2017) for “Don’t Let Me Down” and MTV Awards (2017). Their latest release “Sick Boy” introduces deeper and darker tones into the Chainsmokers mix.