The Chainsmokers Respond to ‘Nickelback of EDM’ Dig With ‘Paris / How You Remind Me’ Mash-Up
In the pop and EDM world, the Chainsmokers have seemingly taken over as one of the most played artists in the world, but with the massive exposure also comes a bit of backlash, with Esquire magazine recently calling them "the Nickelback of EDM." Rather than take offense, the duo rolled with the punches with quite possibly the perfect response.
Much like Nickelback who have been known to give as good as they get when it comes to listeners being critical of their music, the duo deliver a bit of humor and wit to diffuse the Esquire comments. Hopping on the tweet from Esquire on the article written by Matt Miller, the band posted a response of them mashing up their own song "Paris" with Nickelback's "How You Remind Me," with the caption on the post reading, "It's not like you to say sorry, so ..." See the tweet and the brief mash-up below:
While music sales have withered in the 21st Century, Nickelback have gone on to have six platinum selling albums, which means that even with the critical bashing, there are a lot of people buying their albums and they've enjoyed crossover mainstream success. Similarly, the Chainsmokers are engaging in a similar trajectory, emerging from the EDM genre to become one of the more mainstream acts going, with a steady stream of platinum singles dating back to 2014's "#Selfie."
Nickelback will have a chance to add to their impressive sales totals this summer as their Feed the Machine album was just announced as having a June 9 street date.