The Chainsmokers

The Chainsmokers
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Names of bands these days (and even in the past), seem to get us wondering whether the members can’t really think of something suitable. Some are downright ridiculous, others outrageous. Without taking names we introduce you to a band name you are already familiar with — The Chainsmokers, and by that we really don’t know whether or not they are chainsmokers in the literal sense! As a popular duo they have such a huge fan following that everyone knows their lyrics and some may also know that they just dropped yet another super-catchy new single called Paris, which I’m sure you might have already heard by now. The song is not part of the electronic production duo’s new EP, but is from the upcoming full-length debut studio album tentatively titled Memories… Do Not Open which the duo confirmed at a red carpet interview would be released this month.

“We were staying in Paris / To get away from your parents” are the opening lyrics and from there the song just takes over your mind. The lyrics are catchy, the melody hard-hitting, and like all their previous hits, is to die for. The Chainsmokers have once again come up with a track that is super cool

The Chainsmokers duo is made up of producer, songwriter and sometime vocalist Andrew James Taggart who was born on the last day of 1989 in Portland, Freeport, Maine. He is of Scottish descent. His mother is a teacher and his father sold prosthetics. He studied at Syracuse University and was turned onto the EDM sound at the age of 15 while he was in Argentina where he was introduced to the music of David Guetta and Daft Punk.

Founding member of the band and the A&R muscle behind it all, Alexander ‘Alex’ Pall was born on 16 May1985 and is of French descent, growing up in Westchester County, New York. Pall studied art at New York University. His mother is a housewife and his father is an art dealer.

Before meeting Taggart, Pall had formed The Chainsmokers with another DJ, journalist Rhett Bixler, in 2012. They would DJ five-hour sets in New York City, five nights a week, for $200. When Bixler quit, Pall, who was growing disenchanted with his other job working in an art gallery, decided to devote his full attention to The Chainsmokers.

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Verus Ferreira covers the hottest desi and international artists for THE TEENAGER TODAY. Passionate about music, he is the author of The Great Music Quiz Book and The Great Rock Music Quiz Book. A freelance journalist for over 27 years, he also contributes to