The death of Avicii the popular Swedish DJ and sought after producer, hit the music industry hard this year when word got out that he passed away on April 20 at just 28 years of age. The loss was felt extremely hard and noted during awards season. During the Billboard Music Awards American singers Halsey and the Chainsmokers took advantage of a few minutes time before presenting the Top Hot 100 Song of 2018 to take a break for passing out awards and watching performances by ominees to pay tribute to the man who had, as they said, ‘inspired so many in so many ways’. The producer’s family announced shortly after his death that he passed away by taking his own life. In the speech Halsey told ‘.audience members ‘to be there and support and love all of our friends and family members who may be struggling with mental health issues
The Chainsmokers are a popular pop act that was formed in 2012. Today the group is made up of members Alex Pall and Andrew Tagart, singers from New York. The duo performed live for the very first time in the fall of 2014 when they opened for the group Timeflies. Their debut EP was entitled “Bouquet“ and was released to the public in 2015. A single from it, Roses, was the Chainsmokers first Top 10 hit on the pop charts. Today the Chainsmokers a staple on the concert scene and at most of the popular award shows.
The Chainsmokers and Halsey collaborated on the number “Closer” and the trio has performed it on several occasions together.
Delivering the brief memorial for Avicii was just another celebration of the relationship between the female pop star and the popular duo.
Although known as Avicii professionally, his real name was Tim Berling.
The Chainsmokers are currently one of the hottest acts in music. Over the past year, they have released hit records such as Closer and Don’t Let Me Down. While The Chainsmokers normally rely on song writers and vocalists to create the finishing touches along with their electronic beats, they plan to personalize their music even further by contributing as artists to their songs. One half of the duo, Alex Paul, recently spoke on his love of music and how The Chainsmokers plan to evolve in the future.
Pall notes that he spent many years DJing around New York City, though he considered it more of a hobby instead of a career. However, Pall soon realized that music was consuming a lot of his time, so he decided to pursue music as his career. Pall’s manager introduced him to Andrew Taggart. Pall and Taggart began working together soon after and The Chainsmokers were established.
Pall says that there was immediate chemistry. Pall notes that he noticed very quickly that Taggart shared that same love and passion about music. Pall says that he is constantly discovering more things. Pall says that it is important to try new things in order to stay interesting.
Pall notes that singing is what sets The Chainsmokers apart from some of their peers. Pall and Taggart write their own lyrics to some songs. Even on some songs where they rely more on the songwriters, Pall and Taggart are still giving input. Pall and Taggart note that most of the songs are about their lives.
Pall says that social media has been a huge asset. Pall is proud of the fact that The Chainsmokers are becoming popular throughout the World. Pall and Taggart are also proud of the fact that their music is appealing to people in different age groups.
Looking ahead to the future, The Chainsmokers are excited to announce that they will be putting on a festival. They are also planning to combine videos of their live show with their regular DJ show. Pall says that the key to being successful is to avoid becoming complacent.