The Chainsmokers duo Alex Pall and Drew Taggart keep bringing us hit after hit and their new single “Somebody” is absolutely no exception! Recently, the two released a video showing their fans how they made the song. It isn’t often that we get to see how a song was made from start to finish, but The Chainsmokers have always loved giving their fans a glimpse into their busy lives. The New York-based Chainsmokers know what it takes to make a hit song and “Somebody” is absolutely no exception.
While right now they only have a short fast-forward video of the process, they have promised their fans that they will soon be releasing a full-length tutorial on how it was done. The video that was posted on Facebook shows Alex Pall playing melodic chords on a piano while Alex Pall is hitting the synth hard! For “Somebody” modular synth work was used extensively to create a sound that is unique to The Chainsmokers with vocal samples that are pitched-up. In fact, the vocal samples used in “Somebody” weren’t actually recorded for that particular song. They were recorded for an entirely different single and pitched-up for the song to fit their vision.
The Chainsmokers have had a huge year in 2018, one of their biggest accomplishments was earning the top spot on Billboard Dance 100 list earlier this year. They thanked their fans and other musicians that inspired and helped them along the way. With their second single reaching more than a billion streams on Spotify, they have certainly earned the position. They are the first duo of their kind to earn this coveted position in the way that they did. Billboard’s list was compiled strictly by data with nobody’s personal opinion affecting the outcome and with their numbers, The Chainsmokers came out on top over other artists vying for the spot. They were honored to achieve that type of recognition and gave a nod to the other musicians who had made the list.
His name was Tim Berling and to the world he was known as Avicii. He was considered one of the best EDM artists in the world. In April of 2018, Avicii lost his life due to self-inflicted wounds. His passing was a tremendous loss to modern music. This young man was extremely influential to modern pop music and his unique sound had also impacted the world of country music.
During the 2018 Billboard Music Awards, The Chainsmokers and Halsey honored this great legend with a posthumous award. They acknowledge DJ Avicii and all that he has done for this generation of music. This young man had accomplished so much in his short 28 years of life on Earth. The Chainsmokers even acknowledged how he influenced their music sound in terms of style, creation and song development.
The Chainsmokers have been around since 2012 and they had plenty of hits on their own hand since that time. Some of their best songs to date include Closer, Don’t Let Me Down and Paris. They have worked with various artists including Halsey, Daya and Coldwater. This group has enjoyed great success as one of the best EDM/pop groups in modern times. Andrew Taggart and Alex Pall make up the Chainsmokers.
Pall and Taggart were really shocked by the news of Avicii’s demise. They were aware that he was having health problems at such a young age, but they were probably unaware how the spotlight was affecting this young man. While Avicii was not the only young person in the entertainment world to gain fame at an early age; he did not know how to handle his success and his position as one of the most influential artists on this planet. Avicii’s international scope had put Sweden on the map in terms of EDM music and he was also helping to establish this music form in other key parts of the world.
The Chainsmokers and Halsey had to let people know about this former living EDM legend. When the Chainsmokers received an award during the Billboard ceremonies they once again honored Avicii. They had to really let the world know how important this young man was to their own lives. The Chainsmokers will never forget Avicii and all that he has done for modern music and how he touched peoples lives everywhere.