Unless you’ve been living under a rock for the past year and a half, you’ve probably heard a song by The Chainsmokers, a DJ/producer duo consisting of Andrew Taggart and Alex Pall, pictured above. They are responsible for some of the catchiest, most annoying hits of the past couple years, including “Closer,” aka the song that someone gets away with rhyming the words “closer” and “rover.”
What you might not know is that a lot of people fucking hate their music. Like, a lot. Despite the songs being bops, they’re the epitome of basic, using the same beats across most of their songs.
You think I’m joking, or I’m just a, as the kids say, hater? Please do yourself a favor and watch the video below by 19-year-old John Fassold, a student at Arizona State University majoring in digital culture of music who just brutally exposed how simple The Chainsmoker’s music is.
Titled “How EVERY Chainsmokers song is written,” John completely tears into the EDM duo, showing how easy it is to compose and write a song like theirs, going as far as to state, “So, basically, you want to find lyrics that talk about how hard it is about white and in love,” and “You want to make it sound like you’re edgy but not edgy.”
I want to say “Poor Chainsmokers,” but this is what they deserve.