Open Post: Hosted By The 23-Year-Old YouTubers Who Posted Their Reaction To Hearing Phil Collins For The First Time
Young people. They’re different than us. They’d rather make one of their “Tick-Tocks”, than suck on a Werther’s Original during a lively game of bingo. Tsk tsk! They also have a completely different set of pop culture references (somebody please explain to me the difference between a “Marshmello” and a “JoJo Siwa”).
Luckily, 21-year-old twin YouTubers, Tim and Fred Williams (also known as “TwinsthenewTrend”) are here to bridge the ever-widening generation gap. They’ve been posting videos of their genuine, live (and often hilarious) reactions to classic tracks they’ve never heard before.
In the past, Tim and Fred have filmed themselves listening to songs such as Dolly Parton’s “Jolene” (“It’s a banger”), Bruce Springsteen’s “Dancing in the Dark” (“I like the energy he brought“), and Prince’s “Little Red Corvette” (“He was fly back in the day, he liked that purple“). The twins have over 200,000 subscribers, but their last reaction video, to Phil Collins’ “Something in the Air Tonight”, has really gone viral, with almost half a million views in one week.
Here are the YouTubers reacting to that iconic song:
Tim and Fred slowly get more and more excited as the song heats up, and they freak out once that legendary drum solo hits (almost five minutes into the clip) via Live for Live Music:
“He said, ‘I feel like y’all sleepin on me, let’s wake em up!” the first brother exclaimed. “I gotta download this to my phone, man,” added the second. “I ain’t never seen nobody drop a beat three minutes in the song.”
The brothers listened to “In The Air Tonight” based on their fans’ suggestions in the comments. Now, if these two really wanna take their taste to the next level, they should do a video based on my request: the opening theme song to Charles in Charge:
They just don’t make ’em like they used to.