asked the Chainsmokers what was the idea of a selfie that made them want to celebrate it in that way. They replied: "Well we aren't really trying to celebrate the selfie or put it down. The notion of a selfie though perfectly embodies the nature of the song, this sort of selfish obsession with ourselves and vanity and social media. So it made sense to us to use that as the jumping point. We don't see anything wrong with selfies though, go for it."
"Vampire Weekend's Ezra Koenig was quoted saying that anyone can Google a tree or the sky and see it, but you can't Google what Sarah's wearing tonight, so in some respects #Selfies are great," they continued. "That said we aren't trying to be the authority on what makes a good selfie, we don't give a f--k about that. The song is a satire, it's meant to be fun and relatable, it's entertainment."