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” (watch below).
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.
Quote, “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.