The Chainsmokers have had a string of top selling singles over the last few years. That does not mean that Alex Pall is resting on his laurels. The way a band improves is to evolve. He and his band mate, Alex Taggart, have already made one transition in their careers. Both started as DJs in New York City, and the move towards producing singles with singers was already a shift in their style. They are ready to make the next move. As writers of their own music, they now feel the time is right to put their voices center stage as well. The Chainsmokers have a history of working with the biggest names in the music industry, and they have certainly found success using that format. Their hit with Halsey was one of the biggest selling singles in the last few years.
Their writing is so personal that they felt that they should be the ones singing. They are not shutting the door on working with the best talent, but they feel such a connection with their song writing that they are proud to give voice to it. They have already made one major step, and they now feel that it is time for the next evolution in their careers. The fans have already embraced their decision, and they are happy to hear the Djs sing their own hits. The sound of the music has also shifted. The band is conscious of some of the changes they see in society, and they will be using some of those darker themes in their songs.
The move will bring a closer connection to their audience who will now be able to hear the Chainsmokers sing about the big themes they are writing about. The same hit qualities that made them so successful will still be there, but now fans will be able to hear directly from Pall and Taggart.