Each new generation brings in its own style of music, which of course means there are loads of older music trends that wait to be discovered by teens and young adults. People also have preferred styles and artists, so there are bound to be current artists they’ve never listened to before.
That’s what twin brother YouTubers, Tim and Fred Williams, of Twins the New Trend do. Specifically they react to songs and artists they haven’t heard before, based on fan suggestions of songs or artists they should listen to.
Among their most recent reactions was to hearing Phil Collins’ 1981 hit “In the Air Tonight” from the award-studded album, Face Value. The song was submitted as a recommendation from a loyal viewer of their YouTube channel.
In a nearly 8-minute video, the Williams twins filmed their first time hearing the song, as well as their reactions and side commentary.
From the very beginning of the video, it’s clear the twins appreciate the power of the song.
Only one lyric into the song, they’re already expressing their excitement:
“He said, ‘hold on’! He said, ‘hold on!'”
For the next three minutes, the twins comment on Collins’ vocal quality, the lyrics, and the general movement of the song.
But the real fun comes near the end of the song with Collins’ drum dropping the beat.
They praise the song:
“Gotta wake them up! Three minutes in, and he’s gotta wake them up!”
At the end of the video, the brothers were clearly happy with their experience of hearing the song, profusely thanking the viewer who recommended the song, and all of their followers for going on the journey with them.
You can watch their full video reaction here:
The video has since been shared on Twitter and other platforms, going viral in the past week as more people discover the twins’ own hidden gem of a reaction.
These 2 teens listening to In The Air Tonight by Phil Collins for the first time is absolute gold pic.twitter.com/L3QhbKf0hV
— Dakota Fuqua (@DakotaFuqua77) August 7, 2020
Viewers can’t seem to get enough of the twins’ vibing to the ’80s hit, particularly their discovery of that epic drum beat drop.
Not to mention those who grew up with the song and were thrown back to the Miami Vice era of the 1980s.
I remember, don't worry-worry
How could I ever forget
The hurt doesn't show, but the pain still gro-ows
It's no stranger to you and me
Du du du du du du du du du-du-du-du-du
— Tom Dykstra (@Tomleegun) August 7, 2020
OMG I laughed SO HARD when they said ain't nobody drop a beat that early, cause it's TRUE!!!! LOL! These kids are great!❤ props from this Millennial who grew up on this shit. #PhilCollinsStillMakinMoves
— Miss MozzyDee (@MissMozzyDee) August 8, 2020
This is so odd…The idea that someone would be listening to this for the first time? #Amazing Loved it, thank you!
— ░T░r░i░n░i░t░y░_░X░_░ (@Trinity_X_) August 10, 2020
Right, I had to do a Phil Collins listening party for myself after seeing that
— WSD3 #LFRA (@wsdonald3) August 7, 2020
One of my favorite songs.. Brings me back to the original Miami Vice show.. Guys, you have to listen to 80s mixes..🤣
— Hazel W (@BritnNY) August 8, 2020
Clearly I will be listening to Phil Collins for the rest of my evening. Thanks guys!
— christea (@christea4) August 8, 2020
The twins truly do listen to anything suggested to them. A few of their other popular videos include hearing Dolly Parton, Johnny Cash, Stevie Wonder and The Fugees for the first time.
It’s always fun to learn new things, but it can be especially rich to uncover new artistic gems.
After viewing some of the twins’ other reactions, it seems “In the Air Tonight” might be a song they will come back to in their spare time, not to mention other Phil Collins’ songs, or work with the band Genesis.