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A look at the scenes behind a great film or song triggers an awesome feeling. It makes you feel like part of the production process. In fact, artists who let their fans have a taste of their song usually record impressive results after the release. For instance, Chainsmokers released a clip with a snip of the making of their new hit ‘Somebody.’ The duo, Drew Taggart, and Alex Pall have gained global popularity with their incredible songs featuring an excellent combination of vocals and instruments.

The video was posted on Facebook, and the duo promised to release another showing the whole process. The clip is provided evidence to the notion that the composition process is indeed tough. Interestingly, you will also learn that parts of the vocals were initially recorded for another song.

The less than a minute clip shows how the piano, synth, and vocals were combined to make such a great song. It will take you through the different tasks on the synths, to the keyboard, and the Ableton. Hopefully, the comprehensive video will give fans a huge chunk of what goes into making a hit.

The video is also an illustration of Chainsmokers’ unique approach in the music industry. Besides giving a taste of the composition process, their songs seem to resonate with both old and young fans. They have continuously evolved with every release. The pair has a unique way of combining instrumentation and vocals to produce evocative, catchy, and incredibly powerful hits. Most of their songs have received millions of views within short periods after release.

About Chainsmokers

The EDM/pop duo has continued to hit the airwaves and excite their fans with brilliant songs. Chainsmokers was formed in 2012, but their breakthrough came in 2014 with their hit song “#Selfie.” Drew Taggart describes their music style as a combination of pop, dance, hip-hop, and indie. It explains how the duo has managed to get fans from different parts of the globe.

Fast forward to 2018, Chainsmokers were at the top of Billboard’s New Dance 100 List. Besides this, Chainsmokers conducted an epic Ultra Miami 2018 performance. It was accompanied by a record one billion Spotify streams of their second hit of the year.

Alex Pall is a member of a deejaying duo called The Chainsmokers which also includes Andrew Taggart. Alex Pall had an interest in being a DJ as he grew up since that was also part of his hobbies. Alex used to DJ around New York where he had been having a little career going, but he just considered his deejaying as a side work that he was passionate about.


Alex saw his work as a Dj to be more fun than a job, and that was scary to him. Alex was at an art gallery where he thought and saw that dance music took much of his time, and that is when he decided to give it a proper shot and invest more in it. At that time, Alex was introduced to Andrew by his manager. They both met and realized that they had the same passion and they immediately settled and started working.


Andrew relocated from Maine while Alex quit his job to focus more on his music career. Andrew who partnered with Alex Pall to form the Chainsmokers was also in love with electronic music, and that made his friends make fun of him while he was in college.


Alex and Andrew moved along together, and they would meet and work on their music for almost a whole day as they started their career. Alex Pall got more motivation through his hard work with Andrew, and they began understanding each other musically.


Alex used to observe what was trending on the outside world and that brought any ideas to the table since they learned a lot just by watching what others out there were doing and this helped them in shaping their identity. Alex Pall worked to become a better artist together with his partner, and this music career they had gotten into was also responsible for paying their bills.

Their journey in the music brought about a journey of self-discovery since the duo learned a lot of new things after they entirely ventured into music. Alex Pall has been able to work with many, and they guide each other so that whatever they come up with is received well by their fans.