Having heard a majority of EDM songs on the radio, and not being able to distinguish who produced them, or was involved in them; identity is an issue in EDM and electronic music. It is for this reason that Alex Pall and Drew Taggart, the founding members of the EDM group, are have released their new song “Closer.” Sitting down with Interview Magazine, Taggart and Pall said that this song will be different from their previous hits “Don’t Let Me Down” and “Roses”; Taggart will be singing.
This change is the beginning of the duo’s attempt to put intimacy and identity in their music.
Taggart and Pall met in New York City, both getting into the DJing scene after seeing the popularity and fun lifestyle it carried with it. Taggart went to Syracuse, and moved to New York afterwards. The two were introduced by mutual friends, and after a night of talking, decided to begin working and recording together. Within a day, they began producing. The two immediately began discussing their identity, and wanted to find a way to stand out from the other artists; they noticed that EDM was all sounding the same.
They gained international recognition with the song “#SELFIE”, and then “Roses”, and the Grammy winning “Don’t Let Me Down.” While the songs gained recognition, the two had not “blurred the lines”, as Pall says he hoped they would. After touring and continuing to work on their style, the two began working on their new song “Closer” along with popular singer Halsey. Halsey wrote some of the song, but Taggert didn’t just write the rest, but he took up a majority of the vocals on the track.
Being a kid from Maine that went to school at Syracuse, he wanted to reflect his feelings as a kid dating and being around superficial individuals. Pall describes “Closer” as them describing their emotions they felt in college, dealing with rich girls, and trying to fit in. By conveying their feelings in this song, the world has found out about the Chainsmokers, that is big.
Were you to turn on your radio right now there is a very good chance that you’d end up hearing a song by The Chainsmokers. The Chainsmokers are a two-piece EDM/Pop/DJ duo that has been taking over the music world for the better part of the past three years. The Chainsmokers are comprised of Andrew Taggart (vocals, production) and Alex Pall (production, DJ). Taggart and Pall first shot up the musical charts in 2015 with their hit single ‘Roses’ and everything has seemingly gone right for the duo since then. The overnight industry titans are now moving toward releasing the next phase of their career which features a darker turn from their typical pop hits.
Over the past nine months, The Chainsmokers have been uncharacteristically quiet. It used to be that the duo made a habit of releasing some sort of track at least once every month or two. However, this latest radio silence, literally, meant that the duo was focusing on honing their sound into something sharper, something more effective, and something a little bit darker. The end result of this focusing period was ‘Sick Boy’ which has already begun to get some real attention and acclaim around the industry. Taggart and Pall point to the title as the next phase of their career.
A big reason for The Chainsmokers’ decision to shift toward a darker and more complex sound revolved around their desire to stay authentic to themselves and their career. Taggart said of ‘Sick Boy’ that it was, ‘the first installment of this first new chapter for us’. Taggart went on to explain that the duo had grown up quite a bit since their industry debut back in 2015 and that they are really taking in the confidence and trust from their record label in order to hone in on something that is musically authentic while creatively satisfying. Taggart goes on to say, “The next topic is a little bit darker, but I think that’s the tone of society right now.” Now, all we have to do is wait and see if the entire record meets their high standards for success.
Lime Crime, the Los Angeles, California based cosmetics company, released a new shade of liquid lipstick, adding to their sensationally popular ‘Velvetine’ line.
The new shade, ‘Scandal’, is an intense plum matte shade that pairs perfectly with black and leather. ‘Scandal’ is in line to follow current makeup trends that lean towards bold and dark colors as well as the increasingly popular matte finish. Like all the Velvetine lipsticks from Lime Crime, this shade has an exceptionally long lasting formula that does not dry out or become flaky. The product retails for $20.00 USD and can be purchased online at LimeCrime.com.
To achieve best application results, wearers should apply a thin layer of lip balm fifteen minutes before application. Be sure to gently blot off excess oils, then apply lipstick directly to lips with the included applicator wand or a separate lipstick brush. The product will dry to a velvety but long-lasting finish that can be removed with a waterproof makeup remover or natural oil, such as coconut or olive oil.
Lime Crime strives to create a makeup line that is cruelty-free and vegan, as well as edgy. The trendsetting company with a cult-like online following of over 2.6 million people was founded and conceptualized by CEO, Doe Deere. According to Deere, Lime Crime products, and makeup in general, are not intended to simply cover imperfections, but serve as a form of self-expression.
For more information on this popular cosmetic line and their products, visit LimeCrime.com, or the official blog run by CEO, Doe Deere, iLoveLimeCrime.com.
Doe Deere is the founder, inventor, and CEO of the cosmetic company called Lime Crime. She didn’t just start out with a cosmetic company. It took some time for the cosmetic company to become an idea and then it slowly developed. She actually started out selling second hand clothes on eBay, with her own store called Thunderwear. Soon, she was not only selling second hand clothes, she was redesigning them, to the point of making the articles of clothing have no resemblance to the original clothing pieces. That started Doe Deere thinking about designing her own clothes, which she did. Her eBay clothing store would no longer sell other people’s clothing designs, but she would sell her own.
After some time, she designed and developed a website, she called Lime Crime which is where she marketed her clothing designs and taught makeup techniques that she posted on her website and on storyexchange.com. These makeup tutorials, as she referred to them, displayed her carefully perfected makeup applying methods, using very bright colors of all combinations. Doe Deere developed a following of people whom frequented her website, to watch her makeup tutorials as quickly as she would record them. The makeup tutorials became immensely popular, even more popular than her clothing line and designs, so she stopped designing clothes and decided to focus all of her attention and efforts on makeup application, color combinations and creating her own cosmetic line.
The Lime Crime website soon became known as the place where Doe Deere would display her new cosmetics line that she designed and developed. She created the bright spectrum of colors in her makeup lines and series. She also came up with the individual names for every one of her makeup products. She also designed and created her own packaging for her makeup products. The website which at one time showed only her makeup tutorials, now serves a bigger purpose for her cosmetic company. She brilliantly markets her cosmetic lines, she demonstrates her innovative techniques of applying makeup and she also plans for future cosmetic lines.
Doe Deere is an entrepreneur, business woman, website designer, artist, model and teacher. She is someone who started with nothing and built for herself, a thriving cosmetics company, becoming successful, and earning an excellent reputation as an ethical business woman. Doe Deere is someone that should be watched in the near future, because she will be making huge strides for the cosmetic industry. But she probably won’t stop there. She will probably go on to doing great things for any industry she chooses to be apart of, no matter what it is, because she’s that type of person she is.