This is 19-year-old John Fassold, a student at Arizona State University majoring in digital culture with music as his concentration.
Fassold told BuzzFeed News he doesn't despise music from the very successful pop music duo the Chainsmokers, per se. But he did think it'd be funny to show the repetitive and formulaic nature of their very successful hits.
In the video, Fassold said almost every Chainsmokers hit is based on three chords, in similar arrangements. He then stripped down the hit "Closer" to three chords.
Then, "you want to find lyrics that talk about how hard it is being white and in love," Fassold advises.
For example. Fassold took inspiration from the band's latest hit with Coldplay "Something Just Like This," and decided to write his own Chainsmokers song on the subject of champagne.