TikTok has unended much of the recorded music industry these days. It’s become a place where things go viral, hits are made, talent is discovered, and money rains from the sky. Sometimes.
Creatively, it’s not a new idea: classical covers of pop hits have been around for decades, from past compilation albums to Netflix’s Bridgerton soundtrack. The selection here is of tracks that have gone viral on TikTok in recent times: ‘Wellerman’, ‘Beggin”, ‘Into The Thick Of It!’, ‘M to the B’ and more.
No Fleetwood Mac? For shame! Although only 12 of the album’s 18 tracks have been announced today, so it’s still possible that ‘Dreams’ will be on the final release. Four tracks will be released as singles on 8 July, with the rest of the album following on 12 August. 30-second clips are being released now for use on TikTok itself, to build buzz.
Let’s see how far TikTok will take this idea.