Alex Pall and Drew Taggart are the hit duo called “The Chainsmokers.” They have released many major hit songs over the last couple years, and came into the spotlight in 2015 with their hit single “Roses.” Since then they’ve gone on to work with other major artists such as Coldplay and Halsey. There was a brief hiatus for The Chainsmokers in 2017, they went nine months without releasing a song, which for them is a little irregular as they were previously releasing a song almost every month.
The first song to break their nine month radio silence is titled “Sick Boy” and has a different tone than what we are used to hearing from the duo. Some people are saying it is a darker tone, Drew Taggart has stated in an interview that the duo likes to be current in their music, they like their music to reflect how society is today. That being said, Drew thinks that our society has a darker tone recently, and they wanted to reflect that in their song. He also stated that their music is a reflection of their lives and what is going on around them in their own environment.
Taggart says that the inspiration for the single is frustration and anger. They’ve blew to fame very quickly in 2015, and had to adjust just as fast. With fame comes a lot of fans that look up to you and hang on every word, and a lot of headlines. Sometimes the news can manipulate a story and will say things that aren’t true.
The Chainsmokers say that they have been working really hard on their music as of late, and that a lot more will be coming this year. They have a lot of stuff they want to say, and a lot that they want to be heard.
Some people may know the Chainsmokers for their wildly popular single “Closer” which features debut artist Halsey. Mathias Rosenzweig sat down with Alex Pall, who is one half of the duo. Alex stated he was originally a DJ growing up and was DJing around New York and self admittingly had a little career out of it. He goes on to say how passionate he was and that dance music was ultimately consuming his everyday life. Alex wanted to do something about it rather than just have a hobby of it. He went on to meet Drew who had moved down from Maine and began working on some music together. Alex said he quit his job and basically that is where the do began to form into a music milestone.
Mr.Pall was asked how he knew the duo would just work out and he stated they both knew what was being brought to the table. It seems they had similar goals and just really worked well together. Alex stated they went on to discuss just how badly each of them wanted this and soon it became a very pressed understanding. Music seemed to be not only an understanding between the duo but also a self discovery journey. It soon became a rite of passage.
The interview also touches of the growth of the duo and all the hard work that was out into their music. It becomes a revelation that not only were these gentleman providing literal music but songs from the soul. It helps to know where artists come from and where they want to go. It gives the audience a really in tune look at whom they have been fans of. Interviews like these seem to make fans admire Alex Pall and his partner even more and provide a real sense of unity.
Rumor Mill: Who Is Des Perez?
Desiree “Des” Perez is certainly a woman of mystery. For the past twenty years, she has been a valued confidant and close friend of recording artist and business mogul Jay Z and his wife, Beyonce. Her nickname among this set of recording greats, who value her counsel, is “Babe Ruthless” and she is frequently seen in the company of Jay Z and Beyonce. Des is married to Juan “OG” Perez, the head of Roc Sports.
Jay Z is worth a cool $500,000,000. and has continued to venture into areas of interest in business, music and art. He recently acquired shares in Carol’s Daughter, a make-up and beauty products company. His greatest past business success was when he and Damon Dash founded Rocawear, a clothing and fashion line; he bought out his former partner and eventually sold the company for more than $200,000,000. Jay Z, also, owns a half share in the 40/40 Clubs, a nightclub franchise, which has plans to expand into the entertainment scenes of Las Vegas and Tokyo. But his pet project is Tidal, a music subscription service company similar to iTunes. Sixteen performers have recently been added to the list of existing performers recording for Tidal. Tidal is an endeavor to share partial ownership of Tidal with the performers themselves.
Des Perez continues to be an important person in this unique and fashionable dynasty, bridging the glamorous worlds of music and entertainment with the more down to earth and mundane but profitable world of business.
Personalities like Jay Z and Beyonce and even Des Perez represent the new hip popular culture. They are symbols of success for young people around the globe. Years before this new dynasty became spotlighted there was a music presenter of a popular ethnic TV program, Soul Train, that offered cool entertainment to young people with a smooth urban edge to it. His suicide in 2010 highlights the difficulties faced by those people whose business efforts create opportunities for others, but may add unnecessary burdens to other aspects of their already busy life.