In the world of EDM, The Chainsmokers are undoubtedly one of the top dogs. Theirs is a unique combination of pop, synth, dance and all around strangeness (in a good way, of course!) The duo, consisting of Alex Pall and Anddrew Taggart, has a list of awards and accolades so long that it would be tiresome to the reader were I to name them all. But, some of the more notable awards include a Grammy Award for best dance recording and several American Music Awards.
On April 19, they released a new single called “Somebody”, which has been very well received. So well received, in fact, that they have decided to make a “behind the scenes” video to show the process of making this latest single. Billboard was given a sneak peek at the work that has thus far been completed, but for now the rest of us will have to make do with a short video posted on April 24 that can only be called a teaser trailer.
As such, it does a good job of showing you the project without giving away too much. It begins with Andrew Taggart casually monkeying around with what looks to be a very nice keyboard. The tune is dark and somber, with a sound effect that I would describe as a deep-bass buzz. Then it cuts to some footage of Alex Pall playing a much more cheerful tune on a traditional piano. Then, the scene cuts again to some footage of Taggart happily playing with his phone before turning toward a table full of musical equipment and commencing what looks like some creative editing. We can definitely tell that he enjoys his work….but there’s still a lot left to the imagination. One little fun fact about this song: a part of the vocals was actually taken from another song. This is why the pitch was changed.
Since entering the music scene in 2012 and making their first big performance a couple years later, this band has been on the rise for some time. There is little doubt that they will continue that rise for a long time to come.