'What Are You Waiting For?' co-creator MNEK has been chatting away about a variety of topics in one of those artist catchup interviews the BBC do from time to time.
In the interview he has to talk a bit about Beyoncé and Madonna because that's just how these things work but he also says some interesting stuff when he's asked about semi-controversial crapness-fixing studio saviour Auto-Tune.
"Everyone uses auto-tune!" he says. "It's the elephant in the room [that] no-one likes to talk about." And you'll notice that in the quote we've pasted into this article it's written as 'auto-tune', even though we thought Auto-Tune had to be capitalised. The BBC have probably got this right though, haven't they?
"I use auto-tune but it's not to mask anything," MNEK continues. "If you come to see me live, I can sing on the spot. Auto-tune is just for the recording. It keeps everything really precise. The thing about auto-tune is it can't fix everyone. It only fixes pitch. Everything else — the emotion and the attack and the energy? That's what a singer is."
INTERESTING THOUGHTS MNEK BUT WHAT ABOUT THIS ALBUM OF YOURS?
"The mantra of the album is the desire to be understood," is a sentence MNEK says. "Because I've written loads of stuff for other artists, there hasn't been a medium for people to get a sense of who I am. So that's what I feel the album is."
The article says the album's out later this year but MNEK doesn't say that with his own words.