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Guys From 'Four Lads In Jeans' Meme Record 'Wellerman' Sea Shanty Video

Tom Wood

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Guys From 'Four Lads In Jeans' Meme Record 'Wellerman' Sea Shanty Video

The blokes made famous by the 'Four Lads in Jeans' meme have recorded another version of the popular TikTok sea shanty 'The Wellerman' and shared it on their joint Instagram page.

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No, it's not the slightly creepy - and utterly bizarre - deep-faked version that went viral recently, it's the actual guys miming to the new remix of the song.

Unless you've been living under a rock - or just avoiding social media - of late, you'll no doubt have encountered these four lads, and the inescapably catchy sea shanty before now.

Well, now they've joined forces once again.

The four lads shot to fame after a picture of them heading off for a night out in Birmingham went viral.

Since then, it's been a whirlwind. They've received a fair amount of abuse for it, but also had some fun with it as well.

Credit: Instagram
Credit: Instagram

The lads themselves, Jamie, Connor, Kevin, and Alex, have spoken quite a bit of late about what it is actually like to have the entire internet talking about you.

Speaking on Good Morning Britain, Alex explained one of the downsides to their unexpected fame.

He told the hosts: "My work number got released so I started getting loads of prank calls,

"That really affected me. With personal and work, you wanna keep it separate... so it did have a massive effect on my mental state to be quite honest.

"I had to come off social media because they went into my mum's comments trolling. It wasn't nice."

However, things have started to come around, which is good news.

Kevin added: "Only until now, the last couple of weeks, it has sort of all turned and we are all suddenly getting a lot of love."

As for the man behind the TikTok sea shanty sensation, it's been nothing but good news for him.

Nathan Evans, who was postman from Airdrie in Scotland, has now been awarded a record deal by Polydor, released a single, and quit his job.

Credit: ITV
Credit: ITV

On his TikTok, he said: "See how I was a postman on Friday? I have just signed to the biggest record label in the world.

"I have just signed a deal with Polydor Records. I've done it. It's done and I'm releasing a single."

Not bad, given the short space of time it has taken.

Paul Hourican, Head of UK Music Operations at TikTok, added: "Watching Nathan's brilliant and original videos inspire our community and kick start a global trend, demonstrates the power of TikTok.

"He's a talented musician and we are delighted that he has found such a great label partner in Polydor. We look forward to working more with Nathan and his team and are excited to see what comes next."

Credit: TikTok
Credit: TikTok

On quitting his job, he told BBC Scotland: "Just today I have had to say to my boss 'I am so sorry but I cannot come back', I am inundated with opportunities.

"I am no longer a postman as of tonight.

"The shout is to record some sea shanties properly and get them out as records and then keep going with my TikTok and my social media."

Featured Image Credit: Twitter

Topics: Viral, UK News, Music, Funny, UK Entertainment, Twitter, Weird, TikTok

Tom Wood
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