The Song That No-One Hears

September 23, 2012 2:30 PM

Inspired by this MeFi post, this is a song about the world's loneliest whale.

If you haven't seen the post, the basic idea is this: there's a whale out in the North Pacific who sings at a different tone to every other known whale. Whether it's deaf, or a hybrid, or a whole new species is unknown, but it almost certainly means that the whale has been calling out at its own unique tone for twenty years and receiving no answer.

I thought this was an unbearably sad concept, so I unleashed my inner emo teenager and wrote this uke/bass/melodica song to commemorate 52 Hz, the lonely whale.

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