How to write a Chainsmokers song

John Fassold critiques the popular duo's songs about "how hard it is to be white and in love" the best way: by making more of them.

And here's the classic "Four Chords" song, illustrating how formulaic much pop music is.

That thing you hear in every other pop song is the Millennial Whoop

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  1. I have never heard of this band (?) but apparently all you need to do to make it big in music, books, movies, or whatever is to be white, formulaic, super duper white, and full of your own bullshit.

    Now get off my lawn.

  2. They used to be a run-of-the-mill IDM unts-unts-unts electronic duo, but when they started writing songs about how hard it is to be white and rich and have sex, they became super popular for reasons that I do not understand.

    They're douche-bros who like to talk about doing drugs and how big their penises are. And they are legitimately terrible.

  3. Such as the 12-year-old son of the bass player from Metallica, who's now the touring bassist for Korn.

    He might be a prodigy, for all I know, but I somehow think that his connections miiiiight have helped a wee little bit.

  4. Prog Rock: where 23:17 can either be the track length or the time signature

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