Vancouver Islanders’ Garfield song goes viral on TikTok – Saanich News
A goofy video concocted by a group of Cowichan Valley TikTokkers has the internet — or at least 1.8 million other TikTok users — in stitches.
Duncan videographer Colton Davis, who manages artists Riley Ingham (Rylis), Mackenzie Robinson (Kashaga) and Csaba Farkas, said a clip of Ingham singing an impulsive song to an orange tabby cat has gone viral.
Where’s your lasagna?
Robinson recalled how it all happened.
“On Wednesday, June 22, Riley, Csaba, Colton and I were shooting scenes for a music video at Duncan,” Robinson said. “The music video song is called ‘Don’t Worry.’ we went into town for dinner.
That’s when the magic happened. On the way to their cars, Ingham asked Robinson to “quickly save” as they passed Davis’ brother’s orange cat.
“I pulled out my phone and captured Riley singing ‘Garfield, Where’s Your Lasagna’, a song he had composed on the spot,” Robinson said.
The 15-second result didn’t immediately make waves.
Instead of making an effort to plan the perfect caption and hashtags, at around 9:30 p.m. that night, Mackenzie just released the video on TikTok raw, with no edits or hashtags. The caption simply read, “Where’s your lasagna?”
An hour later, when the group was out for dinner, the clip had no views. Sarcastically, Robinson told his friends “this one is going to blow up”.
It turned out he was right.
“The next morning I woke up to a text from Colton that said, ‘Kash, congratulations on messing with the algorithm a bit,'” he said. “I was confused and checked my TikTok to see the video had 17,000 views around 8am. After that, we watched the video skyrocket, earning just over a million views per day.”
The four creators are excited to see where the new attention takes them.
“We’re going to continue to release great content to keep the momentum going and take advantage of this exposure to showcase all of our creative outlets,” Robinson said. “We are excited about our future in the world of social media and in the music industry.”