Maybe the Greatest TikTok Trend Yet Is Happening: People Are Obsessed with Sea Shanties

There are all sorts of random trends that inexplicably blow up on TikTok, but this might be the greatest, and the most random.  The hottest trend on TikTok right now is old Sea Shanties.

The trend started a few weeks ago when a musician from Scotland named Nathan Evans posted a video of himself singing an 1800s sea shanty out of New Zealand called “Wellerman”.

And since then, his video has been viewed more than four million times, tons of people have posted remixes, and more sea shanty videos from Nathan and others have also gotten huge.

A writer from “Vulture” says it actually makes sense that sea shanties, of all things, would have a moment right now.  “They are unifying, survivalist songs, designed to transform a huge group of people into one collective body, all working together to keep the ship afloat”, which really does feel like it sums up this moment in time.

 

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The Wellerman. #seashanty #sea #shanty #viral #singing #acoustic #pirate #new #original #fyp #foryou #foryoupage #singer #scottishsinger #scottish

♬ original sound – N A T H A N E V A N S S

 

(Time / Vulture)