THE CHAINSMOKERS. But first let me take a #Selfie. Yeah, yeah, yeah. We've all heard the song. #Selfie is the tune that put the New York-based DJ/producer/songwriter duo on the map. It's everywhere, which is precisely why I didn't bring it up (until this moment). Why rehash the same news when you can just read about it all over the internet? I wanted my interview with The Chainsmokers to focus on something else, something that we're all wondering. Mainly, who takes care of their eyebrows?
The Chainsmokers includes two members, Drew Taggart, 25, & Alex Pall, 29. They kind of look like brothers, or is that just me? They are witty & handsome & successful & down-to-earth. Their fame has not yet gone to their head, due in part to their unawareness of just how famous they are. You'll see what I mean once you read the interview. But I like that. You will too. Now let's get to the good stuff, what you've all been waiting for... interview with The Chainsmokers!
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What do you think the other person brings to the duo?
We just complement each other very well. We both have our unique strengths and weaknesses to the table and we seem to have a great balance with that all in mind. Two heads in our case are greater than one, and it's just been hella fun doing this all with your homie. Plus, one of us can use the bathroom when we DJ.
Where do you find musical inspiration?
Everywhere. Literally everywhere we look, every mood, every other artist. We are the product of our environment, for better or worse. Inspiration is fleeting though, so when we find ourselves in the midst of it, nothing feels better.
Now that you're insanely famous, how has your day-to-day life changed?
First off, we are definitely not famous by a long run and with that, our day really hasn’t changed dramatically. We are more busy and travel more, but it’s the same shit for us. We love to eat, we love to sleep, gym, be whipped by our GFs, talk to our parents and sisters, and so on. We definitely feel more confident and comfortable about the future but with that comes the other side of the same coin, which is maintaining it and continuing it.
You were just touring Asia, where are you right now & what do you see?
Asia was amazing. Such great people, so much history and they party their faces off as well. Had it not been for all this who knows, we may never have ever seen Asia, it's almost surreal. As for right now we are in SF working in our hotel rooms getting ready for the night.
What are you most psyched about for HARD Summer?
It would be easy to answer what we aren’t psyched about since there are far far too many things we are psyched about. We aren’t psyched about LA traffic. That is all. HARD is any performers dream come true, the lineup the crowd, the energy, the history, it’s the coolest of them all… them being festivals.
You both have some powerful eyebrows, what do you do to maintain them?
These bad boys are not to be touched.
Physically & mentally, what do you find attractive in another person?
Confidence, their ambitions and passion to achieve them, a bubble butt, nice lips, being able to have good banter, long hair, supportive and informed.
It's time for bed. What's your nighttime ritual? How do you wind down?
Netflix on the road is so key. We both have our favorite shows which we watch religiously. Also one last run through Instagram.
In the news story of your life, what would the headline say?
The Chainsmokers Dicks’ are HUGE
What do you do when you're not making sweet sweet music?
Eat, work out, dabble in porn, creep on Insta, read all the negative remarks on our FB, take naps.
The Chainsmokers, despite #Selfie making it to the No. 1 spot on Billboard's Dance Chart, are not consumed by their rankings. Instead, they aim to pursue their accomplishments further. You're only as successful as your last song, or something like that. Stay tuned because this is only the beginning for Alex & Drew aka The Chainsmokers who don't even smoke.
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