- Tim and Fred started a Youtube channel where they react to old music they only heard for the first time.
- Their channel has been a hit and currently has more than 100,000 subscribers and still growing.
- They are loving the old songs as we all do, and we are loving their reaction videos!
Twins from Indiana have been teaching music appreciation for free on Youtube.
The 21-year-old Tim and Fred Williams have been making a video series called “First Time Hearing: Twins the New Trend,” where they listen to songs they have never heard before.
Having grown up listening to the likes of Twista and Lil Wayne, discovering the works of Tom Jones, Luther Vandross, Aerosmith, opera singer Luciano Pavarotti, Freddie Mercury and Queen, is kind of a new experience to them.
“There’s more than just rap out there,” Fred told PEOPLE. “There’s so much more than I ever thought.”
Ten months ago, Tim came up with this amazing idea while Fred at that time was at Indiana State University studying criminal justice. His goal was to widen their knowledge in music—which they used as an escape during the difficult times in their family when family members were fighting against drug addiction and their mom was in prison.
Now, Tim, Fred, and their mom, Tiffany King-Richardson, work to help people at Indiana’s Edgewater Health struggling with the same problem they went through.
Tiffany, now 43, told PEOPLE she’s “so proud” of them for doing something meaningful which she advocates after she got out of prison and was clean of drugs 11 years ago.
“From my own experiences, I’ve taught Tim and Fred how important it is to have a voice,” she said. “I want them to do something in life that they love, and that’s music.”
This newfound passion Tim says he wanted to start learning and influencing others to appreciate old songs—that never really gets old honestly. Currently, they have over 100,000 subscribers who love their reaction to the music from decades past.
“My grandfather always used to say to me, ‘Listen to Frank Sinatra,'” Tim said. “You’ve got to listen to it before you judge.”
Of course, they are loving them—the old songs—like all of us. I mean who doesn’t love the old songs that are absolutely adorable and meaningful?! Nobody!