This Teen Hilariously And Brutally Exposed The Chainsmokers For How Basic Their Songs Are

So, baby, pull me closer
In the back seat of your Rover
That I know you can’t afford
Bite that tattoo on your shoulder
Pull the sheets right off the corner
Of that mattress that you stole
From your roommate back in Boulder
We ain’t ever getting older

Don’t lie; you sang those lyrics. The Chainsmokers have been topping charts and making millions recently, and, of course, while being in the spotlight, they’re prone to getting criticism.

But no one threw shade as intensely as this 19-year old John Fassold.

John Fassold

John is a student at Arizona State University majoring in digital culture of music. And since universities have campuses where they have a little more freedom than they would when they were at home, he’s used to ragers that last all night long. They often include lots of loud music.

So when The Chainsmokers topped the charts with Closer, they were probably the loudest band on campus.

One might say it irritated the student


John has stated that he has nothing against the famous pop duo, but rather that he found it funny to show his friends the repetitive music notes they used.

He shared his Snapchat video on Twitter and Youtube, and it went viral.


“Honestly nothing really bothers me about their success,” Fassold said about the artists. “If they’re making money and doing everything right, I can’t fault them for that.”

But he definitely thinks they make stupid music.

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Fassold was inspired by their new song, “Something Just Like This” featuring Coldplay and tried his hand at it.

His lyrical mastery included gems like these:

We drank champagne when we were young
I know that you weren’t the one

Your parents didn’t let us go out

If you watch the video, he says that all their songs are just three chords over and over. He even strips “Closer” down to three chords to make a point.

“You want to find lyrics that talk about how hard it is being white and in love,” says Fassold


As his suggestions, tips, and tricks go, he said:
“You want to make it sound like you’re edgy but not edgy.”

He also said to pick random nouns and spit them out in the lyrics somewhere.


John Fassold, the modern day Da Vinci, made a Chainsmokers song out of a Calculator, Febreeze, and Laundry Detergent. Hats off to you, my man, hats off.

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