iOS 12’s Memoji feature lets users create their own custom Animojis. These animated characters use the facial recognition tech from the newer iPhones’ iPhones’ TrueDepth cameras to copy your expressions.
Harnessing these capabilities, Twitter user Danny Kabouni recently recreated the 2001 Nickelback smash hit “How You Remind Me.” The results are, well, they’re pretty glorious.
“Ever wondered what a @nickelback music video would like with Animoji’s,” the New York-based Kabouni wrote in his tweet. “Yeah me too. I don’t know why I’m like this ?.” At time of writing, the tweet has been retweeted a 37,000 times and liked a massive 105,000 times. It’s safe, therefore, to imagine there will be a follow-up in the near future.
— Danny Kabouni (@KabouniFilms) December 19, 2018
This isn’t the first time the worlds of tech and (the somewhat unfairly maligned) Nickelback have clashed — although it may be one of the kinder examples. Back in 2016, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg took a shot at the band in a promotional video about his home A.I. system, Jarvis. In the video, Zuckerberg asked Jarvis to play some good Nickelback songs. “I’m sorry, Mark, I can’t do that,” came the reply. “There are no good Nickelback songs.” After a brief silence, Zuckerberg responded, “Good. That was actually a test.”
The quip wound up finding Zuck on the receiving end of a tweet from Nickelback singer Chad Kroeger’s ex-girlfriend Avril Lavigne, accusing Zuckerberg of bullying.
For more information on how to create the perfect custom Memoji, check out our guide here. Who knows: with some hard work over the holidays, maybe you too could have a viral tweet in the New Year!