One of the key players for building a sense of community is undoubtedly TikTok, which prompts several creative solutions for staying connected. The latest sensation to catch fire on the app: ‘Soon May the Wellerman Come’. Raking in 9.5 million views and sparking over 10.5K pieces of UGC, the old-timey tune originates from merchant marine vessels in the 1700s and 1800s. Now, Spinnin’ Records signs a pure slap house rendition of the TikTok hit under an elusive alias: Sea Shanty.
‘Soon May the Wellerman Come’ has been shared and duetted thousands of times: by professional vocalists and instrumentalists, maritime enthusiasts, electronic beatmakers and many more. Catching the attention of DJ/Producer Sea Shanty – whose identity remains a mystery – the anonymous artist has reinvented the track with classic slap house signatures. Featuring dynamic bass rhythms combined with trademark house sounds, Sea Shanty has energised the historical sound of a beloved sailing community. Releasing on Spinnin’ Records, the ‘Wellerman’ trend has received a new lease of life and is sure to continue to erupt for the foreseeable weeks.
Accompanying the dynamite rendition of the TikTok phenomenon, She Shanty releases a music video that takes you into the world of ‘Wellerman’. Sporting a gaming, arcade-like aesthetic the record receives a quirky dose of escapism.
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