Pink Floyd announced on Monday that they have joined TikTok (May 30). After only one day on the app, the veteran English psych rockers have gained over 7,500 followers and shared two videos. The first is a hypnotic spinning pyramid set to “Breathe (In the Air)” to commemorate the upcoming 50th anniversary of their seminal album The Dark Side of the Moon, which will be 50 years old next spring.
Posted just hours later, Pink Floyd’s second video is more straightforward in heralding their arrival on the popular social media platform. Text appears on the screen reading “PINK FLOYD NOW ON TIKTOK” over “Another Brick in the Wall” from 1979’s The Wall. “We don’t need no education/ We don’t need no false control/ No dark sarcasm in the classroom/ Teacher, leave…” the late Syd Barrett intones before the clip abruptly cuts off.