Music is a universal language that speaks to people from diverse backgrounds and the most intriguing aspect is when one enjoys music in a language they do not understand. Then there is music that was made before we were born, referred to as classics and they still resonate with people when played today.
Well, a pair of twins, Tim and Fred Williams on YouTube, use their channel TwinsthenewTrend, to review songs from before they were born, and their new channel has almost 500,000 subscribers.
Their reaction to listening to Alicia Keys’ ‘Fallin’ for the first time has gone viral and the award-winning musician responded to their video.
The 22-year-old twins were smitten by the “powerful” vocals from Keys and thought she was a robot. Don’t worry, Tim and Fred, ‘Fallin’ won the hearts of the world in 2001 when it was released and won the best R&B song at the 2002 Grammy Awards, so you are not in this alone.
“Trying to figure out how you a person and your voice made like that?” Tim says in the clip. “It’s gotta be a robot. What? You gotta be a computer or something, bro. I ain’t never heard nothing like that.”
Keys responded with laughing crying emojis, erasing all doubts of her robotic nature, saying, “It’s not the first time I’ve heard people call me a robot, but I promise I’m not.”
The twins’ ascension to internet fame is due to their genuine reactions to these classics and their review of Phil Collins’ “In the Air Tonight” also went viral.
Country music Dolly Parton’s 1973 classic, “Jolene,” was “a straight banger” to them and she also reacted to their review of the song in a tweet.
“No point in begging…Jolene already stole these two.”
In an interview with The LA Times, the twins admitted that it is not uncommon for young folks to get hooked on to whatever is playing on air as only a few might want to enjoy music from before their time.
“The norm, they just follow the trend and listen to whatever everybody else listen to,” Tim told The Times. “And old music before I was born, it’s actually good, if you pay attention to it, because back then, you really had to use your voice and sing without AutoTune and everything. … Nowadays, you got computers and all to do that.”
This could also be the reason their channel is a hit because they are letting everyone in on their journey of discovery and we love it.