Friday, May 27, 2022

Twins Go Viral for Reactions to Their ‘First Time Hearing’ Classic Songs (Watch)

First Time Hearing
Twins Tim and Fred Williams – First Time Hearing

*Twins Tim and Fred Williams, who grew up in Gary, Ind. listening strictly to hip hop and gospel, have gone viral as part of social media’s “First Time Hearing” trend, which has folks filming their reactions as they listen to songs for the first time.

Among the artists the 21-year-olds have been discovering are Freddie Mercury and Queen, Luther Vandross, Tom Jones, opera star Luciano Pavarotti and Aerosmith.

Via People.com:

“There’s more than just rap out there,” Fred tells PEOPLE. “There’s so much more than I ever thought.”
It was Tim who came up with the idea 10 months ago while Fred was away studying criminal justice at Indiana State University. His goal was to broaden the duo’s music repertoire, which was largely focused on church music — songs that gave them “goosebumps” during their childhood.

At about 2 p.m. every day, they sit in comfortable chairs they bought on eBay, in front of a made or sometimes unmade bed (“Heavens, I tell Tim to make his bed always!” their mom says), put their headsets on and then play hits spanning several decades. Over 92,000 YouTube subscribers tune in for the funny and binge-worthy moments recorded here.

Watch some of their videos below and see their back story at People.com.

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