Beatle gets by with a little help from a trend
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.