The Chainsmokers discuss their origins, setbacks, and current success
Love them or hate them, The Chainsmokers are currently the biggest American outfit in the dance music realm. Two months after its release, “Closer” continues to dominate the charts – managing to remain atop the Billboard Hot 100 even against the stiff competition of The Weeknd and Daft Punk’s “Starboy.”
In an interview with ABC News, Drew Taggart and Alex Pall discussed the hectic nature of performing 250 shows in a year, demonstrate their creative process to interviewer Nick Watt, and referenced their Uber ratings. As passengers, apparently both Chainsmokers boast over a 4.6 score, which may eclipse any of their other impressive accomplishments in terms of inaccessibility.
The duo also informed Watt about the origin of their name. “At the time of conception,” Alex Pall says, “I was in college, I enjoyed smoking weed.” Pall continued, “the domain [was] open, I don’t have to have any underscores. It’s just a name.”
In the interview, the pair reveal that they also lost a number of their productions to computer crashes, noting that “Don’t Let Me Down” is actually one of the songs which they lost. Pall lamented in the interview that they had to “remake the entire song from scratch.”
Watch the full interview above.
Via: ABC News.