Yesterday, an article by Esquire comparing The Chainsmokers to Nickelback¬†(with exceptional reasoning) went absolutely viral. With such vicious lines as “the duo sounds like it was written by and for the programmers of a Pandora EDM channel” and “the duo has managed to create beer pong tournament background music that offers nothing but repackaged EDM tropes for Spotify plays,” it’s no wonder.

But now, The Chainsmokers have given the textbook perfect response to the article, uploading a clip of them singing (and playing) to Instagram. Beginning with an acapella of “Paris,” they seamlessly transition into a rendition of “How You Remind Me” before cracking up.

We love the internet… watch this:

Welp, here's the nickelback x chainsmokers mashup that no one wanted.. how bow dah

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