The Chainsmokers latest hit song is “Somebody”. This is a song which features vocal samples that have been pitched up as well as a good amount of modular synth work. Drew Taggart and Alex Pall have now posted a short video on their Facebook account which shows a peek into what it takes to compose a song like this. It features their work on all of the instruments used in this song which includes both piano and synth work. It also shows the computer programs they use to get their songs sounding exactly how they want them to.
The Chainsmokers first formed in 2012. At that time it was Alex Pall and Rhett Bixler who formed this duo. Before long Bixler left and Drew Taggart was brought in by his manager who also manages Pall. They became an EDM DJ duo and began to form their own unique sound while also making remixes of the songs of indie bands. Still in 2012, the formed a collaboration with Priyanka Chopra who is a very popular actress and recording artist from India. This song was “Erase” and it was followed up a few months later with another collaboration, “The Rookie”.
It was at the end of 2013 that The Chainsmokers started to get national attention when they released “#Selfie”. They had released this song for free and before long it was picked up by a record label and re-released. This song became popular internationally and it set them on the path of success in the industry.
2014 saw more success for this dance duo. The had success with “Kanye” as well as “Let You Go”. In 2015 their most popular hits were “Good Intentions”, “Roses”, “Waterbed”, and “Until You Were Gone”. They also released their first EP in this year which was titled “Bouquet”.
After taking a bit of a break from music for around six months The Chainsmokers came roaring back in 2018 with “Sick Boy”. The released their next single, “You Owe Me”, just a month later and then debuted another song, “Everybody Hates Me”, a month after that. They are also working on their next album which hasn’t gotten a release date yet.