Autograf kick off 2023 on a high note with the release of another single from their upcoming ‘Affirmations’ album. Featuring possible up-and-coming singer-songwriter your friend polly, ‘Lie’ sees the duo deliver a crossover cut in the wake of vocal club track ‘Vertigo’.
The product of going out of the box in the studio, the track combines a disco-pop attitude with vocal bravura. Originally written and produced in a different key, the song got twisted and turned until it came upon its current vibe.
Autograf: “It was super catchy originally, but we felt like it needed something extra, something unorthodox. So we did a few little tricks and all of a sudden, it became mega-vibey, like cruising around on the east side in our ‘80s DeLorean vibe. We first pitched down her vocal by three semitone and then changed the key of the entire song to match it. Then we had her re-sing all the vocals in the new key, but in her normal pitch. That allowed us to use her regular pitched vocal in the new key together with her pitched-down vocal from the original key. That gave the song a really nice contrast and a call and response with the vocals, and the new key just gave it a super cool, laid back retro vibe we absolutely love! That was the first time we ever did anything like that, so it was a nice experiment!”