There is nothing like the excitement before a Chainsmokers concert. The crowd buzzes with anticipation as the massive LED screens behind the stage stay blank. A musical interlude begins to play on the PA system that announces to hard-core fans that the duo is about to take the stage. The music builds until the two men emerge to an eruption by the crowd.
That’s when the beat takes over. The LED screens come to life to flash mesmerizing images while the two get busy behind the DJ booth. Soon, Alex Pall will come around to the front of the DJ booth to brandish a live instrument. Or he may take the microphone for some live vocals. And it’s always backed up by Andrew Taggart and his turntables.
But one of the most exciting things about a Chainsmokers performance is the chance that you’ll see a guest. The Chainsmokers know some of the biggest names in music and they often invite them to make a cameo during their concerts. That’s when you’ll hear the crowd really erupt.
These incredible performances perhaps explain the impressive rise to fame. The DJ duo has produced many chart-topping singles over the years, but you may be surprised to learn that they have only released one album. And that debut album, entitled “Memories… Do Not Open,” has just smashed Billboard records.
Since the album dropped in 2017, the record has spent 34 weeks at the number one spot. This is 34 weeks in total. It does not mean the band’s album has spent 34 consecutive weeks at the top. The album would hit number one, spend a few weeks at number one and then drop back down a bit. Then it would inevitably reach back up to number one.
Same goes for the Gorillaz album, but “Demon Days” has been out for 13 years. The Chainsmokers album has only been floating around for a year. And the Chainsmokers recent surge in popularity should put them back at number one sometime soon. This would have the DJ duo surpassing one of the greatest dance bands of all time.
The Chainsmokers have recently released their hit track titled “Closer” which features Halsey, a rising star. One of the things that makes the new hit unique is the fact that Andrew Taggart will be singing alongside Alex Pall.
Pall and Taggart have really great chemistry when it comes to creating hits that appeal to a wide range of the audience. They have been working together from day one and after four years of work they are pretty big in the music scene. They both wanted the same things out of life. Not only do they appeal to the teenage crowd but they have found that they also appeal to an older audience of 30 and up.
The duo is always expanding their spectrum and trying out new things so that they seem to be hitting it off with a wide range of fans while making hits along the way. Both have a background in the DJing scene and music is a huge part of their lives.
Their laid-back and calm attitudes free them up to be creative and to enjoy the spotlight while giving their fans what they want. Their songs reflect where they were when they created them and they are transitioning their lives along with their music. Their songs are a glimpse into their lives, and they aren’t afraid to let people peek into their personal moments through their lyrics.
Working with Halsey on their song, Closer, was a fun experience and she was unique and the kind of artist that they enjoy working with. It is a great indication of the direction they are headed.
Pall and Taggart keep connected to their followers through social media sites such as Instagram, and it has helped them to become more international. They have written their songs about their life experiences, and their fans can really relate. They are always changing, and they are excited to go on tour. Their Red Rock tour sold out and was a big experience for their group. The duo is all about keeping it real and are not going to change that anytime soon.