Thanks to a 15-second viral video that appeared online last month, an Aussie artist has been thrust into the international spotlight, scoring a position in the US Billboard Charts as well as selling multi-platinum.
This is incredible story begins with a father and son who posted a hilarious Vine video, recreating their own brief rendition of Aussie musician Timmy Trumpet’s (feat. Savage) epic banger ‘Freaks’. As you can see in the vid below, Dad takes care of the brass section whilst his son, Toby, smashes the door of the oven to recreate the clanging percussion beat.
It did not take long for the video to hit viral status, with the Vine itself clocking over 27-million views (and counting) not to mention over one million on YouTube, consequently shooting Timmy Trumpet up to #9 on Billboard + Twitter Emerging Artist Chart, which coincides with ‘Freaks’ hitting multi-platinum status in Australia.
A very stoked Trumpet commented on the phenomena, “It’s absolutely insane to think that ‘Freaks’ has gone triple platinum. To have my record played on commercial radio in Australia is amazing, but to hear of its success overseas in Europe and make it into the Billboard charts in America is beyond my wildest dreams.”
“Never could I have predicted this happening and I owe a lot of that success to my fans here in Australia, especially the Bauer family for posting a cover of Freaks that went viral!” he closed.
The international fame train doesn’t look like it’s halting any time soon, with CEO Ministry of Sound Australia, Tim McGee, stating “With ‘Freaks’ reaching triple platinum sales in Australia we’ve had a lot of interest from international territories to release the track. It’s already getting radio airplay and charting across Europe and now the Vine video has pushed it into the Billboard charts in the US. The track is already sitting at #65 on the global Shazam chart and it’s just the beginning of the international roll out.”
Dig the full version of Timmy Trumpet’s ‘Freaks’ below: