Hear Paul McCartney Embrace AutoTune in New Song "Get Enough"
By Andrew Magnotta
January 2, 2019
Paul McCartney has always embraced the ever-changing conventions of popular music (that's how we got Sgt. Pepper's, after all), so the vocal production on his latest single "Get Enough" shouldn't really be a surprise.
It still is, though.
McCartney and his producers Zach Skelton and Ryan Tedder laid it on thick with the new ballad, which the former Beatle released on New Year's Eve — four months after the release of his latest album, Egypt Station.
You can listen to it above.
"Get Enough" is a good example of McCartney's willingness to continue experimenting with new tricks. The song is poignant and piano-driven, featuring Macca's voice dripping in electronics, warbling in and out of phase and dancing across the keyboard.
Whether the song's December 31 release is a hint at a chapter closed or a new one beginning remains to be seen. "Get Enough" arrives just weeks after the music video for "Who Cares" dropped, which features McCartney opposite Oscar-winner Emma Stone.
On January 1, McCartney sent out a New Year's greeting to his fans.
"I hope everyone has a really brilliant New Year, with all the fab things they've hoped for coming true," he wrote via Twitter. "And I hope things work out on all the political fronts — that we get more peace than ever, people look after each other and we have a good time!"
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I hope everyone has a really brilliant New Year, with all the fab things they’ve hoped for coming true. And I hope things work out on all the political fronts - that we get more peace than ever, people look after each other and we have a good time! #HappyNewYear pic.twitter.com/xSMONa5LnT— Paul McCartney (@PaulMcCartney) January 1, 2019