Calm is introducing a brand new Sleep Story that’s narrated by the voice behind TikTok’s text-to-speech voice, the corporate introduced on Tuesday. Kat Callaghan, a Canadian radio host and voiceover artist who voices the perky and robot-like voice on TikTok, labored with Calm to assist customers drift off to sleep in a brand new Sleep Story.
The brand new Sleep Story, known as “As soon as Upon a TikTok Story,” takes listeners on an immersive journey the place Callaghan describes a collection of dreamy places primarily based on surreal, sleepy variations of standard TikTok tendencies. The story features a rhyming script that transitions between sure sections utilizing audio trickery, lo-fi beats vinyl crackles (TikTok-style), ASMR with some L/R panning, and likewise features a 20+ minute sleep part.
Callaghan begins narrating the Sleep Story in her peppy TikTok voice (nicknamed Jessie) after which transitions to her regular, much more stress-free voice, getting step by step slower and sleepier as the story proceeds.
“Recording the Calm Sleep Story was completely different from something I’ve finished earlier than,” Callaghan informed TechCrunch in an electronic mail. “Not solely resulting from having to combine two intonations, but additionally slowing down the Jessie voice. It’s identified so nicely for being quick paced and peppy. Whilst you nonetheless get that upbeat tone, you hear it in a complete new means. As completely different because it could be for individuals who are aware of listening to the voice, it was much more unusual (in a really cool means) to file the ‘Jessie’ voice in that slower tone. It was definitely a problem I loved taking over.”
Callaghan says it wasn’t a stunning transition to relate the Sleep Story after discovering out that many TikTok customers really discover the text-to-speech narration voice calming, noting that some folks even fell asleep to it. She thinks that it’s the sense of familiarity concerning the voice that comforts folks, because it’s a gentle and dependable presence, particularly for the youthful era.
On condition that some folks have been already falling asleep to Callaghan’s voice, her new collaboration with Calm affords folks a means to take action in a extra targeted sleep setting.