TikTok: Daylight trend and song – how to do the challenge!

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TikTok’s always got a new challenge up its sleeve and this time it’s trending song ‘Daylight’ by Joji and Diplo.

Social media creators across the globe are now expressing self-confidence and anxiety through the new trend #daylightchallange. Get involved and spread the message to overcome self-doubt with Hashtag Hyena below.

@onlynicksyaf

If you’re feeling low / have social anxiety , you won’t be in that place forever . Get a makeover & enjoy life ! @joji @diplo #daylightchallenge 🤗

♬ Daylight – Joji & Diplo

About TikTok’s Daylight song

Daylight is a song by Joji and Diplo realeased in 2020. The lyrics in the TikToks are:

“And I’ve cried
Up and down in these hallways
Blamed myself bad luck, I don’t wanna be home at midnight
Sun’s up, I don’t really wanna fight the daylight
I don’t care if you moved on.”

Full lyrics to the song continue:

“Wide awake, getting half-past zero
It’s getting heated so I leave the windows open (leave the windows open)
Preoccupied with a late-night B-roll
Right now, laying here alone is heaven (here alone is heaven)And I’ve been a hero
Helpless
I’m in hell
And I’ve cried
Up and down in these hallways
Blamed myself bad luck, I don’t wanna be home at midnight
Sun’s up, I don’t really wanna fight the daylight
I don’t care if you moved on
I’m not laying in bed with a fucked up head
I’m not laying in bed with a fucked upSun-dried on the backyard patio
Drunk eyes
‘Cause I didn’t give it a home run
Yeah, yeah
You’re hiding on the FM radio
I sing along just to sing my thoughts at someone
Yeah, yeah and I’ve been a hero
Helpless
I’m in hell
And I’ve cried
Up and down in these hallways
Blamed myself bad luck, I don’t wanna be home at midnight
Sun’s up, I don’t really wanna fight the daylight
I don’t care if you moved on
I’m not laying in bed with a fucked up head
I’m not laying in bed with a fucked up’

The song is about feeling hopeless at the end of a relationship and the feeling of anger and being in denial about being upset. With 12million views on YouTube, the song is now trending on TikTok for its moving lyrics. Creators on TikTok are relating to the words in the song and therefore can express how they feel through the music.

Daylight Challange on TikTok

The challenge now on TikTok trending with the song ‘daylight’ has 12.1million views with hundreds of creators participating in the trend.

The trend starts with the person in the video mentioning their insecurities, their anxiety and things they need to overcome. This part is when the music is slow and to the lyrics of “and I’ve cried up and down in these hallways”. The lyrics link well with the words TikTokers are saying because it’s helping express how they feel, and the music creates a more dramatic effect.

The second half of the TikTok video is when the music picks up and the beat drops. This is the part where creators say they have overcome these insecurities and battles they are struggling with and they are happy and love themselves.

The challenge is trying to send a positive message to say that you can overcome anything and that anything is possible.

It also tries to tell its followers they are not alone, and everyone feels anxious or insecure but when ‘the sun comes up in the daylight you can overcome it.

Amazing creators doing the #daylightchallange

@asadmotawhhh

Invest in yourself. Trust me its the best investment. #daylightchallenge @Diplo @joji

♬ Daylight – Joji & Diplo
@miggysantos_

Cheer up you’re worth it!❤️ how many tap can you do in three seconds? Comment now! @diplo @joji @lennieenverga #daylightchallenge #fyp #milen

♬ Daylight – Joji & Diplo
@lennieenverga

Are you okay right now?🥺💔 Cheer up! We love you! ❤️ | @joji @diplo #daylightchallenge #milen

♬ Daylight – Joji & Diplo

How to do the Daylight Challenge

This trend is quite similar to the old Vine ‘don’t judge me challenge’, where you start at the beginning of the video not looking presentable, looking sad, in a dark room, and some with a spotlight. Creators do this for the dramatic effect and to create more of a sad vibe at the start.

The second half of the TikTok video is where they overcome their battles is brighter, hence the song ‘daylight’. They make themselves appear in a better mood and look more presentable, the video is brighter and the bad vibes are lifted.

Using a ring light or going outside can help brighten your videos, and for a darker gloomy effect turn all the lights off and use a dim flash from your phone to record the sad section of the TikTok.

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