The Chainsmokers are a production and DJing duo who have become quite popular over the past few years. They started out appealing to college students and have since broken out to having fans young and old around the world. Their latest song is “Somebody” and in a video posted on Facebook they gave a look into how a song is produced using this song as the backdrop.
Alex Pall and Drew Taggart make up The Chainsmokers. In the video they posted on Facebook they gave a glimpse into what goes into composing a song. It featured their work on Ableton, a computer-based music sequencer, as well as their work on the piano and synths. Later on they plan to give a much more in-depth tutorial on how they created “Somebody” once they finish editing it.
This dance music duo first came together in 2012. They were both separately managed by Adam Alpert who introduced them to one another. They hit it off right away both personally and in their musical tastes. They performed their first live performance in September 2014 when they were the opening act for Timeflies. Their first song was “#Selfie” which they had released as a free song in December 2013. This song was quickly picked up by the record label Dim Mak Records who re-released it a month later. Other singles they released early in the careers were “Let You Go” and “Kanye”.
The last album The Chainsmokers released was in 2017 and was called, “Memories…Do Not Open”. There were a number of hits from this album which were released over the course of 2017 such as “Paris”. Also released that year was a song they did in collaboration with Coldplay which was “Something Just Like This” which hit number one in countries around the world.
After taking a bit of a break The Chainsmokers can roaring back in early 2018 with the release of “Sick Boy”. This song marked a change in the approach this duo takes to music. Since then they have also released, “Everybody Hates Me” and “You Owe Me“. They are also hard at work on their next studio album.