The Roots’ drummer Questlove remixed “Yanny or Laurel” on last night’s episode of The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, in a bid to determine once and for all whether the divisive viral audio clip actually says “Yanny” or “Laurel.”
While Kimmel and announcer Steve Higgins claim they hear “Yanny” when the clip is played, they’re quickly shut down by The Roots’ keyboardist Kamal Gray and bass player Mark Kelley, who both deadpan “Laurel” at Fallon. So it falls on Quest to remix the track — with help from producer Stro Elliot.
And Quest’s conclusion? “I think that dress is definitely blue.” Thanks, man. While references to the gold/white or blue/black dress that drove us all crazy back in 2015 are apt, they aren’t going to stop the Highsnobiety office from tearing itself apart in a “Yanny or Laurel” fury.
What do you hear? Yanny or Laurel? Let us know in the comments.
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