Bea­tle gets by with a lit­tle help from a trend

The Daily Telegraph - - Front page - By Anita Singh arts and en­ter­tain­ment ed­i­tor

SIR PAUL MCCART­NEY has re­leased a song us­ing Auto-tune af­ter claim­ing the Bea­tles would have used the tech­nol­ogy had it been avail­able to them.

Get Enough is an ex­per­i­men­tal bal­lad that uses the vo­cal pro­cess­ing which is favoured by Kanye West, with whom Sir Paul col­lab­o­rated in 2015. The song is not on Sir Paul’s Egypt Sta­tion al­bum but he played it to an in­ter­viewer last year and said: “Peo­ple are go­ing to go, ‘Oh, no! Paul Mccart­ney’s on bloody Auto-tune! What have things come to?’.”

He went on: “If we’d had this in the Bea­tles, we’d have been – John, par­tic­u­larly – so all over it.”

The 76-year-old added: “Come on, man. You can’t be so strait-laced to not ex­pose your­self to ex­pe­ri­ences in life.”

Auto-tune was in­vented by Dr Andy Hilde­brand, an elec­tri­cal engi­neer for an oil com­pany who ap­plied his al­go­rithms to seis­mic data. In 1995, a col­league’s wife asked him: “Why don’t you make me a box that would sing in tune?” The tech­nol­ogy came to promi­nence with Cher’s 1998 hit Be­lieve.

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