Pre-release of The Chainsmokers Somebody Video
The Chainsmokers just released another video of a single off their recent “Somebody Remixes.” It is not the “Official” video, which they promise they will be issuing at a later date. It is “official” in that it came from their live studio work recently and posted to their Facebook feed on May 25, according to Billboard contributing writer, Kat Bein.
Taggart and Pall at their Home Studio
The video shows Taggart and Pall in their home studio working on different grooves, when Taggart turns to Pall, with Ableton Live® studio setup on his desk and phone in hand. On his cellphone, Taggart plays the original sample of “Somebody” he had recorded, then he turns to his Ableton setup and plays the final version of the same vocal, but now played two and a half steps lower and a different groove.
As Bein says, it consists of “modular synth work and pitched-up samples.” According to the clip, there was alot that went into the song that is not on the short clip video, but will be covered in an “intensive tutorial.”
“Somebody” Remixes Issued
The Chainsmokers issued an album of 6 mixes of “Somebody” earlier in the year and told their fans on Twitter.The video uploaded to their Facebook feed on March 25 was the final remix that was recently released March 20, 2018.
Original color art for the video was done by Molly Crabapple and directed by Jim Blatt and Kim Boekbinder. When asked to comment on the meaning of the video the Chainsmokers responded on twitter ” It tells the story of temptation which we all deal with in our ways but often consumes us.”
Andrew Taggart was just honored recently by ASCAP, as Co-Winner of Songwriter of the year, for “1-800-273-8255.” Taggart shared the award with three other ASCAP artists.The Chainsmokers began their Duo career in 2012 with “Selfie” which brought them to national attention. Since 2012 they have had a series of Billboard Top 10 hits as well as “Closer,” which stayed at #1 for twelve weeks on the Billboard Charts.