The music world has transformed a great deal in recent years, with the rise of synth music put together by talented DJ stars who create epic sound pictures with their tech ability. While in years past top singles were all built around singing stars, the big city club scene has changed the way music is created and listened to, with synth sound pictures being the really “in” sound. And yet, there’s no question that the more things change, the more they circle round back to the styles people have always loved, as the new work by The Chainsmokers proves.
The Chainmokers and “Closer”
The Chainsmokers is a top synth band headed by the duo of Alex Pall and Andrew Taggart. The two became a duo when Taggart joined Pall after his original bandmate left. Taggart had been getting increasingly involved in the music scene in New York. As the two began to work together, they sought inspiration from the scene and the feel of the music. Eventually, however, they has an “ah ha” moment, realizing they could put more of their own personality and feelings into the music, and break out from some of the coldness inherent in the electronica music style.
Working With Halsey
The new single, “Closer,” features singer Halsey. Both Taggart and Pall are big fans of the singer and her vocals. In creating the song, they decided to write from their own “middle class white guy” experience, and just own it with confidence. Pall sings on the recording, which is a bit of a breakthrough for a synth DJ. The song comes across with real feeling to go with its synth vibe, and the song is connecting with audiences in a big way.
The Chainsmokers are building on their club success and breaking through with this new direction. Their upcoming tour dates are selling out months in advance, so there’s no question that this duo is making major waves in the music scene, and leading the way to a whole new vibe.