This just came up when I put my iTunes library on Shuffle:
I’m sorry, Jason Derulo, but did you say this was the “acoustic version”?
I think you need a refresher in what “acoustic” actually means:
So, does a song count as an acoustic version if there is still rampant auto-tuning? I think not. And someone should really let Jason Derulo know. Your track is not acoustic if your entire hook is autotuned. I don’t care if you sampled it.
Autotune ≠ Acoustic.
I mean, really? You’re going to have three-part harmonies over a vocoder and try to pass this off as an acoustic version? When I can still hear the synthesizer? Really? Taking out the backing beat and replacing it with what sounds like an electronic keyboard does not an acoustic version make.
Acoustic requires a LACK of electronic, sweetie. Put down the vocoder and pick up an acoustic guitar, a drum kit, and a baby grand piano.
…Sigh. Is this really the future of the music industry?