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Yanny Or Laurel?: CHARLIE PUTH Helps Us Answer!

Lance Paolo Lim

Posted at May 18, 2018


Over the past couple of days, an audio clip which first started circulating on social aggregation site Reddit has taken the internet by storm: What do you hear? Laurel or Yanny? 

Remember the blue vs. gold dress phenomenon? That's almost similar to what Laurel vs. Yanny is, only this time we're talking about semantics. 

Luckily, we have Charlie Puth to explain the phenomenon that is currently dividing social media users around the world in half. 

“It has to do with the audio file. The audio file itself is a very, very low-quality audio file. And there are overtones associated with the word Laurel the way that man is saying it,” he said. 

“It has all and everything to do with how the audio file is compressed. So if you Google search Windows 95 Startup Sound, you’re gonna hear compression of audio,” he added. 

“Listen, I could be completely wrong, but that’s my take on it,” he concluded. 

Watch the video below:

According to The New York Times, the audio snippet was published by an 18-year-old student from Georgia as part of a school project. 

 

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Meanwhile, Charlie Puth's new album Voicenotes is now available in digital streaming platforms. Give his new songs a listen below: 

So what do you hear? Laurel Or Yanny? 

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