The Police have officially joined TikTok, and have announced that they will original content and never-before-seen archive material among other plans to mark the 40th anniversary of their Synchronicity album.
The multi-million-selling group will also invite the global TikTok community #BehindtheSong, to present an intimate portrayal of the creative process that led to their timeless recordings.
Ahead of their official arrival on the platform, the trio of Sting, Andy Summers, and Stewart Copeland already enjoy huge popularity among the TikTok community. Their 1983 anthem “Every Breath You Take” has more than 165,000 total creations and has been used in a number of viral TikTok trends. Users have placed the song against a backdrop of various situations, from cute pet moments to gym workouts and dancing with friends. Additionally, “I’ll Be Missing You,” the smash hit Diddy, Faith Evans, and 112 song which samples “Every Breath You Take,” has its own communities around the globe, continuing the song’s tribute message to the late the Notorious B.I.G.
Summers, asked about joining TikTok, said: “It is great to continue the legacy of The Police and what better place than Tik Tok in the time we exist in. We live in – let’s face it, difficult times, but imagine our parents and grandparents then bent over those little radio speakers to hear about the world…as aficionados and fans, we must continue to have faith and believe in the art of music, and we hope our music can bring a positive message to people everywhere. Thank you TikTok!”
In celebration of joining the TikTok community, The Police have also released an Official Guest Playlist including some of their most iconic songs, and will now look forward to seeing how users create with their music.