The Chainsmokers: ‘We want to collaborate with Bon Iver

The 'Closer' duo talk to NME about who'd they'd most like to work with

The Chainsmokers have revealed that they’d most like to collaborate with Bon Iver – saying that they’ve been ‘in love’ with his music for years. Watch our video interview with them above.

The duo, who topped the charts with their Halsey collaboration ‘Closer’, opened up about what they look for in an artist before they work with them.

“The size of the artist isn’t really important to us,” Drew Taggart told NME. “We look for, first of all, a unique voice, but also a unique attitude. And a unique personality. We like to see someone that’s really carving their own lane that’s really gonna, only like fox with the dope shit. You know what I mean?


“Like, Halsey’s such a cool chick, Daya’s so young and smart and hungry and is so hardworking and so talented and she’s only 17 years old, which is crazy. And we were just really impressed with her when we first met her. Rozes – one of the most underrated, amazing voices. I mean, her voice made that song what it is, you know? So I think we’ve done a pretty cool job finding different cool, unique voices that have made all of our songs very uniquely different, which is exciting to us.”

When asked which artists were on their wish list of future collaborators, Taggart replied: “Bon Iver. Yeah. First choice.

“I just wanna hang out with them. I don’t wanna do anything that we’re doing, I wanna just… Literally if we could just sit in a room with him and just talk to him about music, I just feel you know when you just listen to someone and you’re like, ‘I get you’. That’s how I feel about him. I have no idea what he’s like, but I’ve been listening to him since the ‘Blood Bank’ EP. And the first time I ever heard ‘Blood Bank’ I was just in love with it, and then I heard ‘For Emma’, and then I heard the self-titled, and now I’m just so deep in the ride”.

Meanwhile, they also closed the book on their Lady Gaga ‘feud’ – hailing her as ‘super-talented’, ‘incredible’ and adding that they’d ‘love to buy her a drink’.