How The Chainsmokers make a Hit

The dynamic DJ production duo, The Chainsmokers formed in 2012 and had their debut and breakthrough performance in the years of 2013 and 2014. With 12 songs hitting Billboard charts including 5 in the top 10 hits of Billboard’s ‘hot 100’ and one in the number one spot on the ‘Hot 100′ list. The number one song ‘Closer’ featuring singer Halsey held the number one spot for 12 weeks. Just recently at the beginning of 2018, The Chainsmokers had a big breakthrough topping Billboard’s new ‘Dance 100 List’ as the number one dance artists of 2018. They’ve dropped singles like ‘Sick Boy’, ‘Everybody Hates Me’ and more this year.

Recently, The Chainsmokers released yet another single titled ‘Somebody’ which features musician Drew Love. Along with this hit they gave their fans an inside scoop on how this song was produced. They mostly use modular synth work and vocal samples that have been pitched up. Drew Taggart and Alex Pall posted a video on Facebook showing their fans what seems to be a fun production process put into making the song. The song actually takes a vocal snippet from another recording for a song and uses it in this one. The lyrics go “you know, just know what I like” and in the recording, as you watch you can hear the changes that are made and how it gets incorporated into the song. There are also several different sounds and tunes using the keyboard and piano to create the song. The Chainsmokers have promised a more thorough and in-depth tutorial on how the song was made in the future.

The making of the music video was also proven to be very interesting. It is a live illustration of both Drew Taggart and Alex Pall in different eras of history. The process of creating this song and the music video to go with it was extremely intriguing and creative. It is always cool to look into the processes of such wonderful artist and get a taste of what goes on behind the scenes.

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