Interview Magazine was founded by Andy Warhol, an artist who specialized in pop culture and advertising. He passed away in 1987.
The Chainsmokers are a musical duo that have produced songs such as “Roses,” “Don’t Let Me Down,” and “#Selfie.”
The Chainsmokers, which consists of Alex Pall and Andrew Taggart, recently conducted an interview with the late Andy Warhol’s magazine in promotion for their new song “Closer.” They discussed topics ranging from their interests in music to their future in the industry.
First, the interviewer asked The Chainsmokers about how they met, and both Pall and Taggart gave their side of the story.
Alex Pall was DJing around New York City just before the meeting. Pall was recently left by the previous member of The Chainsmokers, and he was in dire need of a new partner.
Andrew Taggart was going to college in Maine, and he was interning at Interscope studios. Someone at Interscope Records, who was in contact with Alex Pall’s manager, told Taggart that an position had opened up with The Chainsmokers, who at the time were not a popular act. Taggart jumped at the opportunity and rode a bus down to New York.
Alex Pall and Andrew Taggart forged an incredible working relationship in record time. They discussed their musical interests, their goals in the music industry, and their methods on making music. This led to a deep understanding with each other and enabled them to make unique music.
In the interview the topic of Halsey also came up. When the interviewer asked what it was like working with Halsey, Alex Pall responded.
“She’s incredible,” Pall boasted. “If you had asked us over the last year who was an artist that we wanted to work with, Halsey was number one on that list.” Alex Pall continued his praise of Halsey calling her very cool and a unique artist. “She has a very strong voice and she’s just very unapologetically her.”