One Cool Thing: TikTok Bird Beats

Image: Ron Knight from Seaford, East Sussex, United Kingdom via Wikimedia Commons

You’ve heard of TikTok dances, but get ready for TikTok…bird songs? New York-based musician So Wylie is bringing birdy beats to the forefront of the “for you page.” She started by listening to the call of an owl. “I was like, this is kind of fire!” she told the National Audubon Society. “I immediately decided I was going to make a beat with it. I made it that afternoon.” It was a hit, and her page, filled with funky bird beats, has now garnered almost 300,000 likes.

According to the National Audubon Society, two-thirds of North American bird species face extinction unless the world can halt catastrophic climate change. Wylie says she hopes to evoke a sense of “creative discovery” through her music, something we’ll need much more of to stop climate change and save the birds.

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