During an interview with Alex Pall just after the release of “Closer” he reveals how he and Andrew met and how all the “smoking” started. The reason for the interview is simple, The Chainsmokers are singing DJ’s and this is unique to their industry. Alex Pall says that he was getting too involved in dance music and wanted to do something different and unique. He was at an art studio and was introduced to Drew who was from Maine. He went back and quit his job and moved to New York and Alex quit his job and they “smoking” began.
They are very talented and were working with synths and techno styles but thought “Why not” and instead of using the usual songwriter and singer and did it themselves. Halsey added to the song brought her uniqueness to the song added another incredible artist to it.
The DJ duo also produced this song which another unusual trait for the today techno artist. They are bringing an exciting element to how the synth arena will be heading in the future by setting the bar high for quality sound and techno abilities but also a new twist with using their own vocals and talents to write, produce, play and sing.
Alex Pall is keeping up with social media and is learning who the Chainsmokers audience is. On one platform, he sees the 16-25 year old most. From the Philippines to South Africa. Alex is excited though that he gets videos of kids of all ages dancing and enjoying the music he puts together. He said even his mom was singing “Roses”. He says they make the music for themselves and find it exciting that everyone enjoys it as well.
As for live shows they are ever changing and with the last #Selfie success they only can hope to top that with another huge successful tour with a festival atmosphere live shows can only get bigger and bigger.
Alex Pall is a part of the DJ/Production duo known as the Chainsmokers. In May of 2016 the Chainsmokers released their song “Closer”, the song features Halsey. Unlike their song “Roses”, which put them in the top 10, “Closer” has Andrew Taggart singing. Andrew Taggart is the other half of the Chainsmokers. An artist singing on their own works of art is not uncommon, normally. For the Chainsmokers however it’s very different. They usually rely on songwriters and vocalists to add the human element to their awesomely crafted electronic sounds. Alex Pall and Andrew Taggart are working to reveal themselves more to their fans.
Alex Pall grew up DJing. It was a hobby of his that he was enthusiastic about. When in New York City Pall was DJing as side work. It was side work he was very passionate about. He says it is scary pursuing something in the city and have it feel more like fun than a job. He was working with their manager at this time, who introduced him to Taggart. Pall quit his job and Taggart moved down from Maine and there is your creative duo the Chainsmokers.
When Pall was asked why they started singing with their electronic creations, he simply says “Well, why not?”. It is different to see a DJ duo singing on their own songs. Especially when it comes to their real lives. Pall says it is because these people do not write their own lyrics. The Chainsmokers do work with songwriters, but they are right there with them creating the magic. On some songs it is all Alex Pall and Andrew Taggart. Other songs the duo is just ushering and guiding it. Pall says that the Chainsmokers want to release an album, with songs that go together. Songs about them, and who they are.
The Chainsmokers have been around since 2012 and they have created some hit songs during their short time in the industry. This group consist of two DJs from New York City. Most of the music that they have made in the past was designed to reach mainstream audiences. Their former blend of EDM and pop music created big hits such as Paris, Closer and Don’t Let Me Down featuring Daya. Currently, the group has moved toward a darker sound and a darker outlook.
Alex Pall of the Chainsmokers stated that the group had to start creating a different type of sound. He said that their old sound was extremely identical to the music that everyone is making. They wanted to move away from the upbeat, love and party lyrics they were used to doing. Now, they wanted to dabble into the darker side of existence. Pall stated that this new move was important for the group because they had to expand their sound and style.
Most American audiences are not drawn to dark music. They want up tempo party sounds that will keep them dancing and feeling good. The Chainsmokers new sound no longer fits that mode. When the group debut their song Sick Boy for American audiences it peaked to the 35th position on the Billboard 100 charts. From their it fell. The song did not get close to the top 10 which is a very important position for any song.
However, the song did break the top 10 in places such as Slovakia, Sweden, Germany, Austria, Czech Republic and Finland. The song actually reached the number 1 spot in the Czech Republic and Germany’s Dance music. In other words, the song did well enough to go gold and it gained great commercial success in nations where dark music is the norm.
Sick Boy is a successful tune. Just because it does not appeal to many American and U.K. audiences does not mean that it has failed. The Chainsmokers fanbase expands well beyond America’s and Britain’s borders. Many die hard American Chainsmokers fans did like the song. The Chainsmokers have not disappointed them at all with their new sound.
The theater is continually in need of strong male actors who can take on specific roles. Unfortunately, more and more people have given up on the idea of ever becoming famous through acting, and there is a severe shortage of qualified experts in the field. Because of this, it might be time for you to consider starting a career in acting yourself. There are a few things you need to be aware of before getting started. For one, you may still need or want to take an acting class to begin your career. It can be daunting and problematic without the proper acting training, so you’ll need to find a nearby school that you can go to for this need.
Acting schools can be pretty pricey, so it pays to do a bit of research to find one that fits your budget. Once you begin, you’ll learn all the basics necessary in order to land an acting role. In the beginning, you shouldn’t expect to start out big unless you get lucky and land something that enables you to grow in fame. What you should expect is to do a lot of local acting gigs, which will help tremendously when it comes to getting your name known and allowing other people to know what you’re all about.
Acting is definitely not for everyone, and a lot of people find that even despite getting the training that they need, they still don’t land any viable roles. The key is to be patient but consistent. You need to push yourself out of your comfort zone a lot when you’re an actor looking for roles. Try things that you might not think will make a big impact because you could very well come away surprised at what it’s done for you. Many actors have become famous from doing simple commercials in the beginning, so this might be a good place to start if you’re brand new to the field.
The prolific playwright, screenwriter, and novelist, A.R. Gurney passed away recently at the noble age of 86 years old. Gurney was a native of New York City and is survived by his wife of 60 years, Molly Gurney. Mr. Gurney also leaves behind four children and eight beloved grandchildren. The New York Times, a paper that has been involved in the career of A.R. Gurney for decades since his initial release of his classic play, The Cocktail Hour, has recently published a piece that relays the events of Gurney’s eventful life – a life that was filled to the brim with creative ingenuity, passionate storytelling, and utter talent.
Gurney was born in Buffalo, New York, the middle child of A.R. Gurney, Sr. and Marion Spaulding. After graduating from Williams College in 1952, Gurney attend Yale School of Drama for four years. He then began to work as a humanities professor at MIT. Gurney maintained a stead career as a professor for 20 years before he was able to write plays full time. His first successful play was The Dining Room, a play released in 1981. Following the commercial success of this play, Gurney began a career of full-time play and script writing. His stories often explored the anxieties of upper class, white, anglo saxon life in the Northeast. Having being brought up among this group of people, Gurney had a unique outlook on the lives of these people and included characters based off people he had known in New York in virtually every play he every wrote.
Following the release of his first successful play, which explored themes of culture, traditional values, infidelity, senescence, and denial, A. R. Gurney went on to produce over 50 unique plays, 4 novels, and 10 screen plays. The writer is know remembered for his extraordinary contribution to American theatre, his courageous style of writing that reflecting the ideals of an entire generation, and his love for the arts.