The Chainsmokers’ Drew Taggart Opens Up About Depression Struggles | TODAY


>>>WELCOME BACK.>>>WELCOME BACK. EARLIER THIS MORNING, MUSIC EARLIER THIS MORNING, MUSIC SHOOUP STARS S SHOOUP STARS S SUPERSTARS CHAINSMOKERS DIDN’T SUPERSTARS CHAINSMOKERS DIDN’T LET THE RAIN STOP THEM FROM LET THE RAIN STOP THEM FROM TURNING THE STAGE INTO A DANCE TURNING THE STAGE INTO A DANCE FLOOR. FLOOR.>>THEY DEBUTED AT NUMBER ONE ON>>THEY DEBUTED AT NUMBER ONE ON THE ELECTRONIC CHARTS. THE ELECTRONIC CHARTS. THEY HAVE A LIVE TOUR IN THE THEY HAVE A LIVE TOUR IN THE FALL. FALL. ALEX PALL AND DREW TAGGART ALEX PALL AND DREW TAGGART JOINING US NOW, INSIDE. JOINING US NOW, INSIDE.>>THEY NEVER LET US INSIDE.>>THEY NEVER LET US INSIDE.>>REALLY?>>REALLY?>>TRUE.>>TRUE.>>THEY KEEP US OUT.>>THEY KEEP US OUT.>>TRUE.>>TRUE.>>THIS IS A FIRST FOR US.>>THIS IS A FIRST FOR US.>>REALLY?>>REALLY?>>YEAH, YEAH.>>YEAH, YEAH.>>WELCOME.>>WELCOME.>>THIS IS AMAZING.>>THIS IS AMAZING.>>WOW.>>WOW.>>YOU’RE DRY AND EVERYTHING.>>YOU’RE DRY AND EVERYTHING. IT’S PERFECT. IT’S PERFECT. GO AHEAD. GO AHEAD.>>LET’S TALK ABOUT THIS TOUR>>LET’S TALK ABOUT THIS TOUR COMING UP. COMING UP. HOW MANY DATES? HOW MANY DATES? WHERE ARE YOU GOING? WHERE ARE YOU GOING? HOW EXCITED ARE YOU? HOW EXCITED ARE YOU?>>EVERYWHERE.>>EVERYWHERE. 42 CITIES INCLUDING CANADA, 42 CITIES INCLUDING CANADA, STARTS IN THE FALL. STARTS IN THE FALL. WE’RE REALLY EXCITED. WE’RE REALLY EXCITED. WE’RE GOING WITH FIVE SECONDS OF WE’RE GOING WITH FIVE SECONDS OF SUMMER, GOOD FRIENDS OF OURS. SUMMER, GOOD FRIENDS OF OURS. WE COULDN’T BE MORE EXCITED. WE COULDN’T BE MORE EXCITED. WE SPENT THE LAST YEAR DESIGNING WE SPENT THE LAST YEAR DESIGNING THIS BRAND-NEW SHOW. THIS BRAND-NEW SHOW. SPENT ALL OUR MONEY, WE’RE SPENT ALL OUR MONEY, WE’RE BROKE. BROKE.>>DID YOU SEE THE LINE WRAPPED>>DID YOU SEE THE LINE WRAPPED AROUND 30 ROCK? AROUND 30 ROCK? DON’T BELIEVE IT. DON’T BELIEVE IT.>>THAT WAS SPECIAL.>>THAT WAS SPECIAL.>>I LIKE THE IDEA YOU GUYS ARE>>I LIKE THE IDEA YOU GUYS ARE RELEASING A SONG AT A TIME, RELEASING A SONG AT A TIME, RIGHT? RIGHT?>>YEAH.>>YEAH.>>TALK ABOUT THE THOUGHT BEHIND>>TALK ABOUT THE THOUGHT BEHIND THAT. THAT. I THINK IT IS BORDERLINE GENIUS. I THINK IT IS BORDERLINE GENIUS. GO AHEAD. GO AHEAD.>>I MEAN, THE MAIN REASON WE>>I MEAN, THE MAIN REASON WE STARTED DOING IT IS BECAUSE STARTED DOING IT IS BECAUSE THAT’S KIND OF HOW WE STARTED THAT’S KIND OF HOW WE STARTED DOING IT IN THE BEGINNING. DOING IT IN THE BEGINNING. WE AREN’T THINKING ABOUT ALBUMS. WE AREN’T THINKING ABOUT ALBUMS. IT IS WHAT DANCE MUSIC DID. IT IS WHAT DANCE MUSIC DID. WE TOUR ALL YEAR, PRETTY MUCH. WE TOUR ALL YEAR, PRETTY MUCH. WE NEVER STOPPED. WE NEVER STOPPED. WE FELT LIKE, YOU KNOW, WE NEVER WE FELT LIKE, YOU KNOW, WE NEVER HAD ENOUGH TIME OFF TO SIT AND HAD ENOUGH TIME OFF TO SIT AND MAKE AN ENTIRE BODY OF WORK AND MAKE AN ENTIRE BODY OF WORK AND PUT IT OUT AT ONCE. PUT IT OUT AT ONCE. WE WRITE AND PRODUCE AND TOUR WE WRITE AND PRODUCE AND TOUR AND DO THAT ALL AT THE SAME AND DO THAT ALL AT THE SAME TIME. TIME. WE’RE ALWAYS CHANGING. WE’RE ALWAYS CHANGING. WE WANT TO PUT OUT WHAT IS WE WANT TO PUT OUT WHAT IS CURRENT. CURRENT. THIS IS LIKE A GOOD WAY FOR US THIS IS LIKE A GOOD WAY FOR US TO DO IT. TO DO IT.>>I THOUGHT OF SOMETHING.>>I THOUGHT OF SOMETHING. SORRY. SORRY. SO IF YOU DO THAT, SOMETIMES IF SO IF YOU DO THAT, SOMETIMES IF SOMEBODY RELEASES AN ALBUM AND SOMEBODY RELEASES AN ALBUM AND GOES ON TOUR, PEOPLE CAN SING GOES ON TOUR, PEOPLE CAN SING BACK THE WORDS. BACK THE WORDS. HOW DO YOU DO THAT, IF YOU DON’T HOW DO YOU DO THAT, IF YOU DON’T KNOW IT YET? KNOW IT YET?>>SONGS GET INTRODUCED TO THE>>SONGS GET INTRODUCED TO THE SET. SET. SOMETIMES WE PLAY UNRELEASED SOMETIMES WE PLAY UNRELEASED STUFF, WHICH IS REALLY FUN. STUFF, WHICH IS REALLY FUN. YOU SEE THE INTERNET DIGEST THE YOU SEE THE INTERNET DIGEST THE TRACK BEFORE IT IS OUT. TRACK BEFORE IT IS OUT. SOMETIMES YOU GET A HINT ACT HOW SOMETIMES YOU GET A HINT ACT HOW HOW THE SONG IS GOING TO DO, HOW THE SONG IS GOING TO DO, WHERE IT IS GOING TO WORK. WHERE IT IS GOING TO WORK. AS SOON AS A TRACK IS OUT, WE AS SOON AS A TRACK IS OUT, WE START PERFORMING IT. START PERFORMING IT. IT IS A NICE WAY TO KEEP THE IT IS A NICE WAY TO KEEP THE LIVE SHOW CHANGEING, TOO. LIVE SHOW CHANGEING, TOO.>>SURE.>>SURE.>>I’M FASCINATED BY WHO>>I’M FASCINATED BY WHO MUSICIANS LISTEN TO. MUSICIANS LISTEN TO. WHAT ARE YOU LISTENING TO RIGHT WHAT ARE YOU LISTENING TO RIGHT NOW? NOW?>>FISHER.>>FISHER.>>I WANT TIM AND PAULA TO DROP>>I WANT TIM AND PAULA TO DROP A FULL ALBUM. A FULL ALBUM. ONLY PUTTING OUT SONG BY SONG ONLY PUTTING OUT SONG BY SONG RIGHT NOW. RIGHT NOW.>>SPEAKING OF WHICH, HELLO.>>SPEAKING OF WHICH, HELLO.>>IT’S OKAY FOR ME TO DO IT.>>IT’S OKAY FOR ME TO DO IT.>>EXACTLY.>>EXACTLY.>>YOU POSTED ON INSTAGRAM,>>YOU POSTED ON INSTAGRAM, DREW, A POST I HAD AN AH-HA DREW, A POST I HAD AN AH-HA MOMENT THIS MORNING. MOMENT THIS MORNING. YOU WERE TALKING ABOUT YOU WERE TALKING ABOUT DEPRESSION. DEPRESSION. YOU’RE OPEN ABOUT THAT, THE YOU’RE OPEN ABOUT THAT, THE PRESSURES OF FAME. PRESSURES OF FAME. YOU WROTE IN THIS POST, YOU SAY, YOU WROTE IN THIS POST, YOU SAY, THAT’S THE FUNNY THING ABOUT THAT’S THE FUNNY THING ABOUT DEPRESSION. DEPRESSION. IT DOESN’T MATTER WHAT YOU’VE IT DOESN’T MATTER WHAT YOU’VE ACCOMPLISHED BECAUSE IT ATTACKS ACCOMPLISHED BECAUSE IT ATTACKS HOW YOU FEEL ABOUT IT. HOW YOU FEEL ABOUT IT. WHEN I READ THAT, I THOUGHT, OH. WHEN I READ THAT, I THOUGHT, OH. I NEVER REALIZED THAT. I NEVER REALIZED THAT. THERE ARE SOME PEOPLE WHO SAY, THERE ARE SOME PEOPLE WHO SAY, ARE YOU KIDDING ME? ARE YOU KIDDING ME? YOU’RE FAMOUS. YOU’RE FAMOUS. YOU HAVE ALL THIS, SO WHY ARE YOU HAVE ALL THIS, SO WHY ARE YOU DEPRESSED. YOU DEPRESSED. YOU SAID, IT ATTACKS HOW YOU YOU SAID, IT ATTACKS HOW YOU FEEL ABOUT WHATEVER IT IS. FEEL ABOUT WHATEVER IT IS.>>I DIDN’T REALIZE I’D BE>>I DIDN’T REALIZE I’D BE TALKING ABOUT IT ON THE “TODAY” TALKING ABOUT IT ON THE “TODAY” SHOW. SHOW.>>YOU HELPED A LOT OF PEOPLE.>>YOU HELPED A LOT OF PEOPLE.>>I JUST WANTED TO LET PEOPLE>>I JUST WANTED TO LET PEOPLE KNOW THAT I GO THROUGH IT, AS KNOW THAT I GO THROUGH IT, AS WELL. WELL. A LOT OF PEOPLE HAVE BEEN MUCH A LOT OF PEOPLE HAVE BEEN MUCH MORE OUTSPOKEN ABOUT THEIR OWN MORE OUTSPOKEN ABOUT THEIR OWN MENTAL HEALTH PROBLEMS OR MENTAL HEALTH PROBLEMS OR FRIENDS’ PROBLEMS. FRIENDS’ PROBLEMS. I THOUGHT, YOU KNOW, HOPEFULLY I THOUGHT, YOU KNOW, HOPEFULLY IT CAN BE HELPFUL FOR MY FANS, IT CAN BE HELPFUL FOR MY FANS, TO SHARE WHAT I WENT THROUGH. TO SHARE WHAT I WENT THROUGH. I THINK IT EXPLAINS A LOT ABOUT I THINK IT EXPLAINS A LOT ABOUT THE MUSIC WE WERE MAKING. THE MUSIC WE WERE MAKING. I WANTED THEM TO KNOW WHERE IT I WANTED THEM TO KNOW WHERE IT WAS COMING FROM. WAS COMING FROM.>>HOW ABOUT WE SWITCH GEARS ON>>HOW ABOUT WE SWITCH GEARS ON THIS FRIDAY. THIS FRIDAY. WE DO A THING ON FRIDAYS CALLED WE DO A THING ON FRIDAYS CALLED FUN FACT FRIDAY. FUN FACT FRIDAY.>>OH, BOY, YEAH.>>OH, BOY, YEAH.>>I’M SURE SOMEONE GAVE YOU A>>I’M SURE SOMEONE GAVE YOU A HEADS UP. HEADS UP.>>WHAT IS YOUR FUN FACT?>>WHAT IS YOUR FUN FACT?>>MAKE IT A GOOD ONE.>>MAKE IT A GOOD ONE.>>YEAH.>>YEAH. EVERY TIME “STRANGER THINGS” EVERY TIME “STRANGER THINGS” COME BACK INTO A SEASON, I DRESS COME BACK INTO A SEASON, I DRESS LIKE HOPPER ON CERTAIN DAYS. LIKE HOPPER ON CERTAIN DAYS.>>THERE IS A VIDEO?>>THERE IS A VIDEO?>>I DO.>>I DO.>>WE HAVE A RECENT VIDEO OF>>WE HAVE A RECENT VIDEO OF THIS HAPPENING. THIS HAPPENING.>>I CAN’T BELIEVE YOU’RE>>I CAN’T BELIEVE YOU’RE ENCOURAGING THIS. ENCOURAGING THIS.>>HOLD IT UP TO CAMERA ONE.>>HOLD IT UP TO CAMERA ONE.>>HOLD ON.>>HOLD ON. LET ME GET IT UP. LET ME GET IT UP.>>YOU GET THAT UP.>>YOU GET THAT UP.>>MAKE SURE THERE ARE NO NUDES>>MAKE SURE THERE ARE NO NUDES IN HERE. IN HERE.>>PLEASE MAKE SURE OF THAT.>>PLEASE MAKE SURE OF THAT.>>WHILE YOU HAVE THAT, WE HAVE>>WHILE YOU HAVE THAT, WE HAVE A FUN FACT FRIDAY. A FUN FACT FRIDAY. WE’LL SURPRISE YOU WITH ONE. WE’LL SURPRISE YOU WITH ONE.>>HOLD THE VIDEO.>>HOLD THE VIDEO.>>THIS IS FOR DREW.>>THIS IS FOR DREW.>>HOLDING THIS UP TO HERE?>>HOLDING THIS UP TO HERE?>>THIS ONE?>>THIS ONE?>>CAMERA ONE.>>CAMERA ONE.>>HI, “TODAY” SHOW, I’M LAURA,>>HI, “TODAY” SHOW, I’M LAURA, DREW’S MOM. DREW’S MOM. 2 YEARS OLD, HE HAD THIS UNCANNY 2 YEARS OLD, HE HAD THIS UNCANNY ABILITY TO BE ABLE TO IDENTIFY ABILITY TO BE ABLE TO IDENTIFY THE MAKES AND MODELS OF CARS. THE MAKES AND MODELS OF CARS.>>IT’S TRUE.>>IT’S TRUE. YEAH, YEAH. YEAH, YEAH. LITERALLY, I KNEW THE YEAR. LITERALLY, I KNEW THE YEAR. I KNEW THE BRAND, THE MODEL, I KNEW THE BRAND, THE MODEL, EVERYTHING. EVERYTHING.>>AMAZING.>>AMAZING.>>I DON’T KNOW ANYTHING ABOUT>>I DON’T KNOW ANYTHING ABOUT CARS NOW, NOW THAT I CAN AFFORD CARS NOW, NOW THAT I CAN AFFORD ONE. ONE.>>THANKS TO YOUR MOM.>>THANKS TO YOUR MOM.>>I THOUGHT YOU WERE BROKE.>>I THOUGHT YOU WERE BROKE.>>WE HAVE YOUR VIDEO.>>WE HAVE YOUR VIDEO.>>I’LL TAKE IT TO CAMERA ONE.>>I’LL TAKE IT TO CAMERA ONE.>>PRETTY GOOD?>>PRETTY GOOD?>>I LIKE IT.>>I LIKE IT.>>WHAT ARE WE LOOKING AT?>>WHAT ARE WE LOOKING AT?>>NO, IT WAS RIGHT THERE.>>NO, IT WAS RIGHT THERE.>>OH!>>OH! CRAIG. CRAIG.>>THEY TOLD ME TO –>>THEY TOLD ME TO –>>NOW WE’RE OUT OF TIME.>>NOW WE’RE OUT OF TIME.>>HE WAS SO NERVOUS SOMETHING>>HE WAS SO NERVOUS SOMETHING BAD WAS GOING TO HAPPEN. BAD WAS GOING TO HAPPEN.>>THERE WE GO.>>THERE WE GO. WAIT, WAS THAT YOU? WAIT, WAS THAT YOU?>>WE’RE GOING TO CUE IT UP.>>WE’RE GOING TO CUE IT UP.>>THAT WAS YOU?>>THAT WAS YOU? LOOKED JUST LIKE HIM. LOOKED JUST LIKE HIM. ALEX PALL, DREW TAGGART, THANKS, ALEX PALL, DREW TAGGART, THANKS, GUYS. GUYS.>>”WORLD WAR JOY,” SOLIDAL UM.

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  1. I would imagine that life on the road could get difficult. I hope they will take enough down time to take care of themselves and never be taken advantage of by greedy managers. A lot of them are only out there for the money. I hope they’ll have managers who truly care about their wellbeing. Whatever you guys do, don’t EVER let anyone convince you to try ANY drugs. People can get hooked the very first time they try drugs.Many artists have destroyed their lives trying to keep up with schedules that don’t allow enough rest and, or down time. Please take care & God bless.

  2. Every once in a while there is surge of a good music that will last forever and have impact. Roses was breakthrough song in 2015, it was fresh, and never heard before arrangement. after decade of bad repetitive bubble gum hits dance music, only Lady Gaga did it with Poker face before.

  3. Wow, this is so rushed and so commercial. Why not just really sit down with these inspiring guys? Take the time, not finish off a list and also: REALLY let Drew open up about depression rather than mention it and let him answer with a plain respons and then rushing to the next catchy thing.

  4. God I miss the good old days of 2016/ mid 2017 when the Chainsmokers ruled the top 40. Hopefully they can make a comeback.

  5. Wait. Wait. Wait…… So did everyone forget that Alex was the cheating guy who never apologized publicly to his then gf making her look dumb. People are just amazing supporting this type of behavior….. moral compass…… oh maybe don't cheat and you wouldn't be depressed. Period.

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