Freeport Native Drew Taggart of the Chainsmokers was in Maine

One half of the Grammy winning duo the Chainsmokers, Freeport’s Drew Taggart has returned to Maine.

In an Instagram post, Drew simply said,

I went back to Maine.

Welcome to the Drew house.

Back when the Chainsmokers (Drew Taggart and Alex Pall) hit it big in 2016, winning the 2017 Grammy for Best New Artist, Life Was A Bit Hectic. According Showbiz Cheat Sheet, from 2014 to 2019, The Chainsmokers played 180 tour stops per year. When their 2019 tour ended, they sat down with their manager and just wanted to get away.

They sort of disappeared for a while after 2019. They ditched social media and took over a year to record their latest album, So Far So Good with the hit “High”.

During this free time, they worked on their image. They were starting to become a band that people loved to hate (Nickleback anyone?). They were starting to get a reputation as guys who drank tequila. An article in Billboard in 2016 pretty much sealed the deal, with Drew telling the magazine,

We rage every night. My mom is going to hate reading this, but she already knows that.

But that was 2016 Drew. 2022 Drew said Showbiz Cheat Sheet.

I remember reading this and thinking, “I can’t believe this is what people are going to think of us” and “Are we getting away with this?” I don’t want to be that person, you know? It was the most important thing. The guys we heard about there, I was like, ‘I don’t like those guys.’

Part of this fraternity rep’s undoing is coming to Maine to get punished. We’ll leave the light on Drew.

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