In The Eye, some of music’s best up-and-coming musicians perform their best songs with only one microphone and one take in an intimate, minimal studio space. microphone and one take in an intimate, minimal studio space. Teddy Swims takes the helm for the latest edition , and he may already be on your social media feeds.
The Atlanta singer’s rise has been aided by the internet, and he initially gained traction online in 2019 when he released a copy of Michael Jackson’s “Rock With You” on YouTube. “It was the tenth anniversary of his death, and we just thought we’d pay tribute,” he subsequently remarked. After that, the channel continued to grow, with over 2 million subscribers and popular videos like his cover of Shania Twain’s “Still The One,” which has over 77 million views and was dubbed “a lovely interpretation” of the song by Twain herself. He’s a “artist you need to know,” according to Rolling Stone last year.
He also thrives on TikTok, where his voice has become a favorite on the platform and earned him 1.6 million followers, as well as millions more likes on his videos. It was Warner Records that noticed his internet influence and clear potential, and they signed him to a deal in early 2020. He’s currently working towards his debut album, which he describes as combining “everything from straight hip-hop to R&B to ’80s metal.”
TikTok is also a success for him, with 1.6 million followers and millions more likes on his videos, thanks to his unique voice and popularity on the network. His internet presence and clear talent drew the attention of Warner Records, who signed him to a contract in early 2020. In the meanwhile, he’s working on his debut album, which he describes as “anything from straight hip-hop to R&B to ’80s metal.”