The Chainsmokers Finally Declare Lady Gaga The Victor

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The hit-making duo made headlines after saying “Perfect Illusion” sucked, which drew a response from Gaga on Twitter. And now Alex Pall and Drew Taggart tell NME they want to buy the “incredible” star a drink because she won that round.

The hit-making duo made headlines after saying “Perfect Illusion” sucked, which drew a response from Gaga on Twitter. And now Alex Pall and Drew Taggart tell NME they want to buy the “incredible” star a drink because she won that round.

 

The DJ duo briefly came to blows with Mother Monster earlier this month after criticising her latest single 'Perfect Illusion' in a magazine interview. Gaga acknowledged their criticism earlier this week, tweeting them with her new song 'A-Yo' and adding: "Maybe you guys will like this one better."

It was one of the first instances where The Chainsmokers possibly realised that what they say now reaches millions of ears and can land them in a little bit of trouble.

 

And now Pall and bandmate Drew Taggart have told NME that they admired Gaga’s response, adding that they were surprised at the response to their comments. 

Alex raved about her clap back, saying:

"She killed that tweet, it was such an response from her. I love banter, and that was such a clever, witty response. 10/10."

The 31-year-old also admitted that he didn't except his offhand comment to make headlines, adding:

"It was just my opinion, which I thought nobody would give a sh*t about. She can have that victory, I hope her album does incredibly well."

Drew also joked that A-YO was the pop star's own form of retaliation, quipping:

"It's like 'Did you write this ahead of time?' Because it's like the universe aligning just for you to get us."

And, Alex has accepted defeat in their brief banter with GaGa, and is throwing out a peace offering:

"She's super-talented. I'm not a huge listener of her stuff, but what she's done is incredible. I'd be 'I'm really sorry, you won that round, can we go for a drink?'"

But, don't expect him to censor himself in the future:

"It's important to have your opinions and be honest. It's a reason why I love Kanye [West] so much. I don't agree with everything he says, but to be able to stand by your art and things you believe in, no matter what people think, that's an admirable quality a lot of artists don't have."

 

This came just before the announcement of the duo’s Collage EP, which comprises new track “Setting Fires” featuring XYLØ, alongside four previously released songs. See the cover art and tracklist below.

1. Setting Fires (feat. XYLØ)

2. All We Know (feat. Phoebe Ryan)

3. Closer (feat. Halsey)

4. Inside Out (feat. Charlee)

5. Don’t Let Me Down (feat. Daya)