Lullabies are rightfully known for their soothing properties and dulcet melodic tones. “Rock-A-Bye Baby,” with its gentle, mellow vibes is one of the most famous lullabies in the world for a reason — a song about wind blowing, cradle rocking, falling babies sounds good. “The Itsy Bitsy Spider” is about a small bug and rushing water. “Twinkle Twinkle Little Star” is about the quiet, twinkling lights of the sky.
These songs are songs that we hear and either through cultural conditioning or the true science of music and they basically immediately make us feel sleepy. Slipknot, the American heavy metal band that dominated alternative rock radio in the late ’90s through the 2000s, does not immediately come to mind when it comes to ‘songs to fall asleep to.’ But for one baby, apparently, the classic lullabies of yore are just not the right tone. Slipknot, however, appeared to do the trick.
A video on Twitter went viral last week after user @klara_sjo posted it on the popular social media platform. “Baby won’t stop crying?” The user posed a question to the Twitter-verse. “Try Slipknot,” they wrote, alongside a video of a baby who is having a full-on-tantrum and then miraculously calms as the abrasive, concussive drums and wailing guitar rhythmically bring a baby to calm.
Baby won't stop crying?
Try Slipknot. pic.twitter.com/wgSCOSi01V
— Klara Sjöberg (@klara_sjo) November 3, 2020
Maybe the next time your baby is having a tantrum, try Slipknot. But if it doesn’t work, don’t blame us.