Vancouver twins Dani and Lizzy Nelson are no strangers to the music world. Their dad is multi-Juno winning songwriter Paul Hyde.
But now the girls are making headlines of their own, since their song Dancing in the Sky was posted on YouTube and has been viewed more than 700,000 times.
Lizzy wrote the song after a friend of hers passed away. She then put it on Facebook, and in one day it got 500 shares. The attention on the social media network just grew from there.
After uploading it to YouTube, it went viral and been shared around the world.
“It’s just unbelievable,” said Lizzy. “I mean, just watching the numbers go up and we’ve been following it with our mom for instance, and we just watch the numbers go up and the comments, and it’s just overwhelming, but in the best way possible.”
Dani said the comments on the video are very moving.
“They’re telling us they found peace through the song,” she said.
“As songwriters the goal is to write something where you can connect with people and that’s what’s happening on a worldwide level. It’s just unreal,” Lizzy added.
Most of the hits are coming from the U.S., but the girls have been contacted from fans from as far away as Australia.
“I never expected in a million years for this to happen,” said Lizzy.
The musicians are selling the song by donation on their website.
They are now looking to the future to see if they can sign with a label and make more music.
© Shaw Media, 2013