The Chainsmokers have carved out their niche in the entertainment industry. With hits that include “Closer,” “Don’t let me down” and “Roses,” it is clear that the dynamic duo is going to greater heights. Of the two friends and partners, Andrew Taggart and Alex Pall, Alex Pall story talks of how passion can pay.
Alex was a DJ when growing up in Westchester. It was his hobby. He moved to New York to kick-start his career. For many, Alex included, having your hobby as a full-time job is often frowned upon. So most people will end up looking for a 9 to 5 job to convince themselves they are doing life right. This is the direction Alex took. His DJing became his part-time job as he worked in Manhattan at a gallery by day. He was good and Adam Alpert, his manager, was not about to let his talent go to waste.
Adam introduced Alex to Drew, and they started working together. Andrew Taggart, Drew, met Alex when he was in college and he too had taken an interest in DJing. Both had a passion for dance music as is evident in their tracks. The success of their partnership was pegged on their commitment to their music careers. So Alex quit his job, moved to Maine and together they worked on what is today The Chainsmokers.
9 to 5 jobs have worked for many, but for others, they have stifled their talents and passions. It is clear as with Alex’s story that passion can pay your bills. Moreover, your talent or passion can accord you the life you always dreamt of. All you need to do is take the bold step to believe in yourself, put in the work and live life.
The journey through life was not meant to be a footnote. Instead, it was meant to a book detailing your journey one chapter after the next. Such is the path taken by The Chainsmokers, and it is one you too can take. Find the right partners, dare to dream and most importantly, put in the work to make your passions a reality.