The music lovers who have listened to the music of The Chainsmokers should know that without Alex Pall, there would probably no Chainsmokers. There wouldn’t be a band that has touched thousands of lives with a set of musical lyrics that you rarely find in most EDM music. Without Alex Pall, the people who are fans of Chainsmokers would have to be stuck with loud and heartless EDM beats.
The Palpability of Lyrics
It can be said that there are already so many musicians in the industry today. There’s a lot of competition among bands, and in order to stand out, you have to offer a product differentiator that would put your offering to where it should be regarding appeal. As the co-creator of The Chainsmokers, the appeal that Alex Pall brings to the band is in the power of his lyrics. He realized he needed to do this. Before starting out as a music creator, he was still a minor DJ in New York City, and he played in various colleges, for undemanding audiences. That kind of culture is what inspired him to write music, and to be able to work the kind of job that he thought was only for dreams.
It was later that he realized that most of the DJs could get people to listen to the songs, but for the songs to mean something, he had to add something others can’t. That’s when he realized how making the lyrics palpable to the core of one’s being is the way to go. This is the reason why he has never missed a chance on refining the lyrics of the songs he makes.
The Real Lives
Alex Pall also believes that to be brave in the music industry requires risks, and on his part, the risk that he makes is that the lyrics he puts in his songs are based on his real life. Not on someone else’s life. Not on fictional characters that don’t bear any resemblance to reality. It’s his life that wants to be voiced out, and this is one thing that makes Alex Pall stand out in the music scene right now.
Back in 2015, The Chainsmokers broke out onto the music scene with their hit ‘Roses’ and in the past two years they have seen tremendous success. It seems like they have been part of the music industry forever but Alex Pall and Drew Taggart actually gained fame almost overnight thanks to their collaboration with Halsey and other musicians like Daya. Such fast success can sometimes be dangerous for musical groups if they feel they can’t keep up or are overwhelmed by the fame. The Chainsmokers have begun to create some new music and they are taking a bit of a different approach this time around with much darker and more insightful songs like ‘Sick Boy’.
‘Sick Boy’ was written after a nine month break of not releasing a brand new song of any sort. This was a big break since the group was putting out new music almost every month when they first became a hit. Previously, The Chainsmokers would pride themselves on including lyrics on their generation, the World and romance. This new title track reflects the current tone of society according to the group. Frustration and anger came from two musicians who were watching themselves become famous and fighting to stay true to who they are. An honest reaction to this change and development in their lives is what The Chainsmokers wrote about. Not quite a political stance or an opinion on our country in essence, ‘Sick Boy’ reflects how social media is playing a large role in our lives and the lives of musicians, actors, actresses and other celebrities. Society is turning these people into something in-human to some degree.
The plan after ‘Sick Boy’ is released is to start pumping out new music like The Chainsmokers are used to. You can expect a slew of releases to start hitting the charts like mad in the coming months so get ready because a tour will follow as well. The sounds you hear will evolve with each new track so while the music may be getting a little bit darker after this break, keeping things fresh is what will stay true.