TikTok is obsessed with making things feel nostalgic. As society grapples with these uncertain times, people seem to want to go back to when things were simpler.
Before it was the “how a memory sounds” trend, now people are recreating their “core memories.” In the trend, TikTokers are sharing videos of their most joyful moments from the past.
Like the “how a memory sounds” trend, the “core memory” challenge also uses the echo effect and piano music by Dorian Marko to make the video feel ethereal. The combination of the eerie piano music and the reverberating sounds can make any clip feel like you’re peeking at someone’s memory.
What are core memories?
Core memories is a concept from the Pixar animated film Inside Out. The device is used to explain how specific moments in life can shape our future selves and personalities.