About To Break: Timeflies

By Madeline Zeppa

If you’re not yet familiar with Timeflies Tuesday, odds are you will be sometime soon. The YouTube sensations have established themselves as a musical force to be reckoned with via their inventive cover songs and unique sound.

Timeflies started out releasing freestyle rap songs and covers every Tuesday night, with Cal Shapiro on vocals and Rob Resnick producing. But just like Justin Bieber, they instantly became a hit on YouTube and fans kept demanding more.

“Feels like every month we look back and can’t believe how much has changed, but it’s all happening so fast there also isn’t a lot of time to look back, it’s more about focusing on moving forward,” Resnick tells MTV News. “The Internet has made communication possible between anyone and everyone and has, if anything, shown the world that talent exists in even the least likely places.”

“Yeah it’s only natural. It makes you wonder how talent used to get discovered and how many gifted artists fell through the cracks over the years. It’s pretty much a talent show broadcast to anyone with internet,” Shapiro adds.

Timeflies released a successful debut album, Scotch Tape, last September which received a lot of positive feedback. Vanity Fair called Shapiro and Resnick “musical masterminds” and their videos “Wayward Son” and “Under the Sea” have since reached over one million views each.

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