[2][16] It became an Internet meme[17] and was listed at eighth place on YouTube's list of the top 10 trending videos of the year. ", "Would you consider your style to be a sub-genre of or a derivative of jazz? [9] As of September 12, 2020, the video boasts over 60 million views. ", "do you answer these questions as they come or is there enough that you have to divide them into answerable chunks?

Bill Wurtz (stylized bill wurtz) is an American singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist and online video creator based in New York City. Wurtz proceeded to upload edited versions of his videos on short-form video-sharing website Vine, where he gained his initial popularity.

[14] Like its predecessor, the video features short "jazzy" musical interludes, which were compared to Thundercat's album Drunk. Just because of the 14-day schedule? [54] Wurtz started turning his audio recordings into reality videos after finishing his history of japan project in early 2016. [4] [47]In 2019, he switched to the more modern software Final Cut Pro X. ", "[...] Why have you glossed over the atrocities Japan has committed, which are major events in Japan's history? [q 26], Wurtz is known as a solo artist, usually playing all the instruments in his songs himself. ", "Hey Bill ever thought of collaborating on a song with someone else", "Can we expect more collaborations like the one with scary pockets? [23][25], Wurtz has developed an absurdist, surreal style on both his music and animation. [40][41] Wurtz has also stated to have perfect pitch.

[q 12][q 13] He has professed a cautious approach to music theory, insisting that the sound and feeling of music should be prioritized over attempts to conform to theory.

[3] He began by taking short videos he had previously published to his website and re-editing them to fit Vine's six-second restriction.

[48] He states on his website that one of his most important goals is to "go my own way and deliver things that challenge and defy… expectations". [5] On April 11, 2016, Wurtz won the Shorty Award for "Tech & Innovation: Weird" at the 8th Shorty Awards; during the awards ceremony, attention was given to one of his Vine uploads "i'm still a piece of garbage". [citation needed] The clips are published under the 'reality' section on Wurtz's website. This is claimed as notable due to the song instead managing to "feel completely natural" and "pop-ish", despite most pop music conforming to common time. Patreon is empowering a new generation of creators. [21], In February 2019, Wurtz uploaded "Wild Frolicking Adventures of Informational Education", a shorter video implicitly referencing his previous history documentaries. [18] As of September 11, 2020,[update] it has over 100 million views. [10] It showcases Wurtz's quirky visual and comedic style through a mixture of fast-paced narration and animation, intercut with short musical jingles. The BPM of this song is 130, as stated down here: image: song bpm = 130 They performed a funk cover of the song "Don't You Want Me" by The Human League. [3] Some artists have expressed admiration for Wurtz's music, including indie musicians Daði Freyr[33] and Sidney Gish,[34] fellow YouTube musician Adam Neely,[35](1:25:50) DJ and producer Porter Robinson,[36] as well as Australian singer Sia. [8](0:00:36), Alongside interest on Vine, Wurtz achieved wider popularity in 2016 with history of japan, a nine-minute YouTube video that outlines Japan's history. [...]", "is there a genre of music you don't feel confident you could actually pull off [...], or do you think you could tackle pretty much anything?

We hope that this discord encourages quick discussion with like-minded individuals, sharing of bill-esque art, music, and more. meaning you can name chords and notes instantly just by hearing them", "do you think your composing process would be different if you didn't have perfect pitch? Wurtz's song "La de da de da de da de day oh" combines jazz and pop, juxtaposing comical, dramatic lyrics with an uplifting sound. [56][q 29] On April 1, 2019, he played drums on another Scary Pockets cover, this time of the song "You Get What You Give" by New Radicals.[57]. [q 24] The earliest available reality video is based on an audio recording from November 16, 2010, and as of August 2019, a total of 251 reality videos have been released. Wurtz has confirmed that he is planning to create "1000s more" in the future. Nevertheless, Lopez noted the poor coverage of Japanese war crimes committed against Korea and China in the 20th century, particularly the Nanjing Massacre and the use of Korean sex slaves, and attributed this omission to the video's short runtime.

He states that he is currently working on videos, but is taking longer to create them since he is in the process of learning new video editing software. ", "Are you ever going to do more reality videos? [q 19], Wurtz is unwilling to run advertising on his videos, or accept sponsorships, even though he admitted the pressure to do so is "enormous". Songs include: Furthermore, Wurtz has published a myriad of shorter songs (or jingles) on his website ranging from a couple of seconds to up to a minute in length.[80]. Writer German Lopez for the news website Vox called it a "strange", "pretty good – and suprisingly funny" video. [4](0:35:27) From his first video up until early 2019, Wurtz created his videos using Final Cut Express 4, a program that was discontinued as far back as in 2011. About three to four years after the recording date he proceeds to go through the old recordings, taking the highlights and editing them into short clips, as well as adding video elements like text and screenshots. [q 18] Wurtz has struggled with perfectionism, and is actively trying to overcome it by creating schedules and setting deadlines for himself. A custom song for those who want it, and it pays for the electricity", "i'm not sure if you're a perfectionist or a bit anything goes. ", "do you have perfect pitch? [37], Bill Wurtz, interview from Bass Guitar magazine[38], Wurtz is entirely self-taught as a musician, and has not admitted to any formal training. Between August 21 and December 25, 2018, a total of nine songs with music videos were released. [4][11] They range from "nonsensical" shorts to animated music videos,[39] and often involve deadpan humor, dancing stick figures, vaporwave-like transitions[3] and neon, sans-serif text on-screen. [q 16][q 17], At Vidcon 2018, Wurtz answered a question about why his style is so different from other YouTube musicians. [4] He received early attention in 2015 for the short video "shaving my piano", which was covered briefly in The Verge. He made them available on his YouTube channel: Wurtz has published many other full-length songs not accompanied by music videos. [30] This is often paired comedically with dire circumstances or sobering undertones. The video was described as "an entertaining new approach to education". This discord will also provide a larger sense of unity for the community and be an overall great centripetal force as bill and r/billwurtz progress. '[Music] theory' may be fun, but it's made of liquid and has a tendency to melt.

[39] All of Wurtz's videos and music are available for free on his website.

This includes a questions page, as well as an anagram page, where Wurtz allows fans to request words or phrases out of which he creates anagrams. [15], history of the entire world, i guess was the top video on the YouTube trending page on the day of its release, receiving 3.2 million views on its first day, and on Reddit it became the most upvoted YouTube link of all time.