The Chainsmokers Show Us The Making Of 'Somebody': Watch

The Chainsmokers
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The Chainsmokers attend the 60th Annual Grammy Awards at Madison Square Garden on Jan. 28, 2018 in New York City. 

What's the anatomy of a hit? What goes into the songs that soundtrack our lives? In terms of The Chainsmokers' latest "Somebody," it's a lot of modular synth work and pitched-up vocal samples.

Take a seat inside The Chainsmokers' studio with this fun clip the pair posted to Facebook. Drew Taggart and Alex Pall promise a more intensive tutorial on how the song was made coming soon, but this gives you at least a little taste into the tireless composition process.

Fun fact: Part of the vocal was originally recorded for a different song; therein lies the reason for the pitch change.

From synths to piano to Ableton, watch how The Chainsmokers' made "Somebody" in fast-forward below.


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