In the recently published article by Billboard music, we got an inside look on the production of the recent hit “Somebody” by The Chainsmokers. Through a compilation of self recorded videos we see the duo unleashing their creative sides to produce this popular EDM jam.
Alex “Drew” Taggart (Age 28) stages as the duos producer, writer, and vocalist. He is pictured in the video unleashing his magic. He was raised in Maine, but was introduced to EDM music at the age of 15 while abroad in Argentina.
The Chainsmokers are soaring the billboards as a popular EDM-pop DJ and production duo. Winning the Grammy Award for their hit single “Don’t Let me Down”, the duo’s popularity has soared and has everyone wanting more. Collaborations with other artists shows the grand diversity of their musical skill. The Chainsmokers continuously breaks through the boundaries of music genres by creating spectacular combinations of pop, indie, EDM, and more.
These are the only successes the EDM group has had recently. In February, The Chainsmokers were full of excitement and congratulations as their steady stream of hits gained attention. The duo was named number one on the Billboards Dance 100 list. And their new album ‘Sick Boy’ drew a lot of attention with the new incorporation of live instrumentation into the music. New singles were also dropped and soared to the top of the rankings like “You Owe Me”. Month after month the group continues to rocket. The new release of the single “Everybody Hates Me” has truly resonated with their fans and has everyone asking for more!
It seems like after the release of their hit “Closer” featuring popular new artist Halsey, that the dynamic of the duo is changing. Everyone is loving the change. As more live instrumentals are incorporated along with the glorious melodies being sung by Drew on the tracks, the EDM mix group is attracting a broader audience which must be contributing to their popularity as well. I think I speak for most Chainsmokers fans when I say, I can’t wait to see where these two very talented men take their sound.