Nathan Evans unveils Wellerman music video as viral hit makes bid for Number 1 on Official Singles Chart

The sea shanty - originally a viral hit on TikTok - is in the race for Number 1 on this week's Official Singles Chart.

Nathan Evans has unveiled the official music video for the remix of his viral sea shanty hit Wellerman. 

In keeping with the song's unlikely success across the world - boosed by an even more unexpected dance-friendly remix for radio - the clip sees Nathan and producer/DJs 220 Kid and Billen Ted against a colourful and psychedelic backdrop. 

Now in its seventh week in the Top 3, Wellerman could finally claim the Number 1 spot on this week's Official Singles Chart. The track is currently outperforming last week's chart-topper, Drivers License by Olivia Rodrigo, and three new entries from Drake, according to the latest update. 

"I had so much fun making this music video and I am so grateful to everyone who has supported me up to this point," Nathan said. "It is because of all of you guys that I am in this position and that I am able to be releasing this music video."

After signing a major label record deal following his viral success, Nathan recently told OfficialCharts.com his hopes for his debut album. He said: "I've got a few songs I've written and I know how I want them to sound, but if people wanted another shanty, or something along those lines, I'd be happy with that.

"If I know it's going to have the same effect as Wellerman and put a smile on peoples' faces, and everyone's going to join in a sing along, I'm in. Whatever makes people happy."

Nathan recently announced details of his 2021/2022 UK and European tour, which kicks off on December 1 in Dublin.