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31 March 2021, 16:18
When your mouth doubles up as a fully functioning brass instrument.
A woman, TikTok name @itzabennie, is going viral for her impossibly realistic trumpet impression.
Using just her cheeks – and a glass tumbler in place of a mute to recreate that scratchy, street brass band sound – this talented TikToker can parp out the Edith Piaf classic ‘La Vie En Rose’ with a timbre only Louis Armstrong could dream of.
And no, there is no real trumpet playing in the background. That rich, brassy resonance is all one hundred per cent Bennie.
“Here’s a weird talent nobody asked for,” Bennie – real name, Taylor – begins her video (watch below).
Watch, and be ready to pick up your jaw off the floor.
Because you’re likely already thinking it – yes, there is more parpy goodness from Bennie.
Here’s a little selection, for your enjoyment.
jesus christ this girls tiktok is actually mind blowing pic.twitter.com/O6DExHi7Qo— il rosso at STL2📦 (@ilrosso_) March 27, 2021
We’re looking forward to hearing the album any day now...