From viral trends to threats of getting banned in the United States, there’s been a lot of discussion about the social media site TikTok in recent years. There’s a little bit of everything circulating around the platform from choreographed dances to comedy to even stock advice.
TikTok is owned by a Chinese company called ByteDance. In 2018 they purchased the social media site Musical.ly and merged the two platforms. With that move, TikTok became available worldwide and has seen rapid growth first with America’s youth. With the onset of the pandemic and widespread boredom setting in, a larger piece of the demographic pie joined in over the last year.
As easy as it is to add music to each post, it’s also become an important source of new music discovery. But we’re not talking about those songs right now we’re going to focus on acts that have been killing it on the platform lately with creative content. Let us know some of your favorites in the comments down below.
5. Adam & The Metal Hawks
According to their website, ‘addressing your inner anxiety, depression, fear, happiness, confusion Adam and the Metal Hawks is a musical exorcism that takes listeners away from the daily grind and reality‘. The Metal Hawks mostly do covers on TikTok but have their own original material that’s worth checking out too.
Hoobastank’s profile lacks quantity, they’ve made up for it in quality. The band recently found their hit ‘The Reason’ going around the 20th anniversary of the release of the song and they capitalized and made their own video.
3. Dirty Heads
Dirty Heads have been sharing a nice mix of music and lifestyle content, peeling back the curtain for the fans.
2. Two Feet
Several of Two Feet’s videos have surpassed a million views and he’s getting ready to release a new album this week.
1. John Mayer
Singer, songwriter, and guitar phenom John Mayer just joined the platform on March 1 and has already gained more than one million followers. He’s got a great sense of humor and recently went viral with the smash hit ‘Ravioli Shoes’. Mayer’s new album is set to be released soon but don’t expect any songs about pasta-themed footwear on the record.