Alex Pall has shared that when he started his music career, it all began when he became a DJ. To him, as he has stated, it was basically just a hobby. While he was in New York, he had a small little career that was building and was very passionate about it. It didn’t take him long to realize he was having fun with it and it was something he eventually wanted to do. The thought came to him when he visited an art gallery that dance music was his life and he wanted to give it a shot. His current manager that introduced him to Drew, the other half of the Chainsmokers, was one of the best things that happened to him.
It didn’t take him long to leave Maine, quit his job and begin his music career. Pall states that Drew and him knew what they needed to bring to the table. At first they talked about the different types of music they liked while growing up. He further states the conversation changed to their ambitions and how badly they wanted to make their music journey work. They both were cognizant of what was happening around them regarding who was been successful at the time in the industry and what worked and what wasn’t working it all.
They set out on a goal to create an identity for themselves. Pall says that Drew is very gifted as a producer where he was more skilled in marketing. As they continued working together, it became more serious, more like a 9 to 7 job where they met every day, worked on their identity as artists and shaped their music. They never wanted to treat their careers like a job. Alex also admits they had a lot to learn and we’re destined to stick to their values and begin pushing themselves harder. He adds that regardless if it’s a job that ultimately pays the bills it can be much more than that. Pall says they reach their audience on a musically deep level and strive to continue with that method for years to come.