Paul McCartney's appreciation for the Kanye West catalog is well-publicized. West, who counts McCartney as a writing partner on "Only One" and other near-Pablo-era cuts, even offered to produce what would eventually become the 2018 album Egypt Station. During promo for that album, McCartney teased a track that didn't make the final tracklist in which he utilized Auto-Tune in a West-ian way. The newly released "Get Enough" is that song.
McCartney shared the track, co-written with his "Fuh You" collaborator Ryan Tedder (OneRepublic), earlier this week. The vocal inspirations of Kanye West (think the final moments of "Runaway" or one of his equally essential Bon Iver collabs) are quite apparent here, and with compelling results. The Beatles legend previously worked within this sort of sonic space by way of the outro bit on West's "All Day."
In his instaclassic GQ interview back in September, McCartney accurately predicted how some fans would unfortunately assess his embrace of this distinctly modern vocal effect. "Because I know people are going to go, 'Oh no! Paul McCartney's on bloody Auto-Tune! What have things come to?'… At the back of my mind I've got Elvis Costello saying, 'Fucking hell, Paul!'" he said at the time. However, McCartney believes John Lennon would have been "all over" Auto-Tune with The Beatles, a thought he said ultimately swayed him into trying it out himself.
"Come on, man," McCartney said. "You can't be so straitlaced to not expose yourself to experiences in life."
Frustratingly, the release of the Kanye-inspired "Get Enough" was followed fairly quickly by some very unfortunate tweets.