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The Chainsmokers On Female Expression and Empowerment

The Chainsmokers are known for collaborating with some of the most prolific female singers in the industry. They’ve also been known for making countless top ranking songs on the Billboard charts, reaching number 1 numerous times. They’ve even been listed on The Forbes 100 Top Paid DJ’s List of 2018, and it seems there is not end in sight for the duo. So what motivates them to include so many female vocalists when Drew Taggart isn’t singing on them himself? For The Chainsmokers, it is all about the quality of the end result and fulfilling their creative motivations throughout the process.

Tracks like “Roses” feature catchy synth leads, even though they are not overly complex. The idea is to complement this sound by adding the most harmonious sound they can, which for them is usually the female voice. The one great thing about this EDM team is that they are not about the gimmicks. What you hear is what they truly feel when they are in the studio. If you’ve seen any of their studio videos, you can attest to their dedication and determination to keep things in check.

Unfortunately, many remix artists in the EDM industry tend to utilize female vocalists in hopes that it will catch the ears of the female listeners and grow their following. For The Chainsmokers, it is much more about giving more opportunity for the female voice to be heard and appreciated while upholding their own creative integrity at the same time. By collaborating with various female vocalists in the manner in which they do, a system of allowing both themselves and the singers to have ultimate expression has been formed.

Pall and Taggart even lovingly speak of their long time girlfriends, which they have upheld relationships with since before reaching a state of fame and fortune. They state that finding compatible relationship partners today can be hard enough without the endless touring and pitfalls of being in the spotlight. It is refreshing to see and hear them spoken about in numerous interviews, each time given credit for their support in which they provide to this musical powerhouse.

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