Since Monday (May 14), an innocent little audio clip has divided the Internet. Dubbed the 2018 version of “the dress,” the short video features a voice saying either “Yanny” or “Laurel.” While there may be more science to it than meets the ear, many artists took to Twitter with their definitive answers on the debate.
Katy Perry and Zedd were both team “Laurel,” whereas Ryan Adams said it was definitely “Yanny.” Like Perry and Zedd, Josh Groban was also team “Laurel” and in his tweet, he recalled the 2015 debate on the dress, which according to him was blue.
Kehlani weighed in that it could be both depending “on what frequencies ur ears pick up.” Jesse McCartney also mentioned that it was a matter of frequency, but that he heard “Laurel.” Very fittingly, Yanni said that he could only hear “Yanny” — and that it was #YanniToBeExact.
Check out celebrities’ responses to the “Yanny or Laurel” debate below.
— KATY PERRY (@katyperry) May 16, 2018
It’s laurel. And the dress was blue.
— josh groban (@joshgroban) May 16, 2018
— Zedd (@Zedd) May 16, 2018
This is really weird. How is anyone hearing Laurel? Is this a trick thing like the blue and gold dress? https://t.co/jr3k0oJIiI
— Ryan Adams (@TheRyanAdams) May 16, 2018
yanny n laurel fasho depends on what frequencies ur ears pick up
if you listen to it and focus on the high pitched or low pitched u can hear both. it’s hard as hell but u can do it
CMON WHERE MY MUSICIANS AT
— Kehlani (@Kehlani) May 16, 2018
Not to be a total nerd, but this is a frequency debate. Everyone will hear something different depending on the highs and lows they’re lacking. The real question is, “How’s your Hearing?” Btw…I hear laurel. Lol. #YannyorLaurel https://t.co/q8IWJfcYgi
— Jesse McCartney (@JesseMcCartney) May 16, 2018
I only hear Yanni 😉 hahaha https://t.co/WrMMVvl8iX
— Yanni (@Yanni) May 15, 2018
The reaction you make when people think it’s Laurel and not Yanny… #YanniToBeExact pic.twitter.com/Zp1hbvK2AP
— Yanni (@Yanni) May 16, 2018
Started off as a Yan-man. Now I’m a Laurel-lord and I can’t go back.
— Jared Followill (@youngfollowill) May 15, 2018