There is beauty in discovering a song for the first time. The same goes for all entertainment, but a song can change your mood, move you, or connect with others. So watching two twins react together to popular songs – listening to them for the first time – in a series of videos is an incredibly joyful experience. The twins brought much happiness to the internet today after a clip went viral and many people discovered their videos.
On a YouTube page titled “TwinstheNewTrend,” the two brothers from Gary, Indiana, listen to music, showing their early reactions to hit songs, and it’s one of the healthiest and uplifting things I have ever seen. have never seen. The video that grabbed attention on Twitter today was their reaction to Phil Collins’ classic “In the Air Tonight” which, as they observe, has an extremely unexpected drop in pace three minutes later.
I felt that too the first time I heard the song. #Phil Collins https://t.co/jTh90zKTYL
– Charles V Payne (@cvpayne) August 7, 2020
Their entire YouTube page is filled with total joy. I think more often than not, as adults, we can forget the simple pleasures of finding something new and exploring areas of entertainment that we may not have been exposed to before. This is sorely lacking in our instinctive cynical culture. I couldn’t tell you the first time I heard “In the Air Tonight”, but watching these two brothers discover the beat drop? I felt like I was also experiencing it for the first time.
And that’s their whole chain. Just those who react to things, often for the first time, usually through music. The large amount of Frank Sinatra songs on their page brought me such happiness.
Twitter responded by listening to Phil Collins with equal enthusiasm, with thousands of retweets and comments.
It made me smile and laugh and just… feel wonderful.
I loved this Phil Collins song for decades. It HURTED me too when I first heard it, just like those young men.
I guess in these times of disconnection seeing a real connection through a musical experience lifted me up https://t.co/Gk5Rm4gdBH
– Pam Keith (@PamKeithFL) August 7, 2020
And that’s when Phil spoke to them pic.twitter.com/BGXtsNuQ2I
– New York Sports Biz (@NYSportsBiz) August 7, 2020
Everyone seems to agree that this is an extremely refreshing change of pace and an oasis of internet fun.
Just watched this last night and went down the rabbit hole and spent the next few HOURS watching their other videos! ??
I got my teens involved and we loved them! I needed something good to change.
– Angela #wearamask (@AdavisWilliams) Aug 6, 2020
Even David Bowie’s son, director Duncan Jones, stepped in:
Crack! Love it. 😂❤️
– Duncan Jones (@ManMadeMoon) Aug 6, 2020
And the love continued as we all started to watch them even discover Following Songs. Like learning the Dolly Parton classic “Jolene”.
Don’t worry, they also listened to “9 to 5”.
And then they found Abba and made my day.
I’m obsessed with the video where you see the impact of Tracy Chapman’s “Fast Car”, her lyrics eliciting a visceral reaction. Speaking of how Chapman sings “You got a fast car and I got a plan to get us out here”, he is amazed at the power of Chapman’s lyrics, and I think it’s safe to say that is a mood that many of us have had.
Tim (who sometimes does videos on his own) reacted to “Purple Rain” for the first time and I wish someone had stopped him and made him watch the movie. Purple rain, because arriving at this revelation without knowing the song? It’s something that I wish I could also experience, but Purple rain as a movie and song has always been a favorite of mine, so I never had that moment of not knowing what the song was going to be. But I have to live it this time through Tim.
Don’t worry though, they watched Hinder’s “Lips of an Angel”.
He also did one of my favorite Led Zeppelin songs and loved the start and I knew at that point I could trust him.
And you all know I love it from listening to “Iron Man” by Black Sabbath.
There are a lot of reaction videos on YouTube, but the joy these two have in discovering them is really something special. Like Tim listening to “Comfortably Numb” by Pink Floyd.
And I leave you all with this.
(image: screenshot from YouTube)
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