So far, 2021 is turning out to be almost as weird as 2020. Witness the craze for sea shanties on TikTok, which has now spread to Nickelback, who have teamed up with the UK band, The Lottery Winners.
I quote from the band’s Ryan Peake: “We loved collaborating on the original TikTok release, and then talked with the Lottery Winners via zoom for an afternoon and decided to have more fun with it. Having Donnell Leahy help out last minute gave it a nice Maritime touch. It’s all internet lockdown shenanigans and we’re happy that people are enjoying ‘Rockstar’ 15 years later.”
You read that right: a sea shanty version of the Nickelback hit, “Rockstar.” And you know what? It works!