LOS ANGELES, Sept. 3 (UPI) -- R&B singer T-Pain has stopped using auto-tune as he impresses fans with his natural sounding voice.
On Monday, T-Pain sang the national anthem live at Dodger stadium leaving fans impressed with the singer's non-auto-tuned performance.
T-Pain, whose real name is Faheem Najm knocked The Star-Spangled Banner out of the park. The Up Down singer spoke to Global Grind about how he chose not to do a pre-recorded version of the song even though that may have been easier. "It felt much better to do it live," he said.
"I don't use any kind of force manipulation or pitch correction in my performances, so it's always just me," T-Pain told Entertainment Tonight. "I sound so much like my records that people just don't understand. People don't even know that some of my biggest records don't have auto-tune. Like 'Get Low' with Flo Rida."
Currently, T-Pain is working on his fifth studio album entitled Stoicville: The Phoenix, a project that will feature more of the singer's natural voice despite having used auto-tune for the lead single Make It Work featuring Juicy J.
"I always make sure there's natural voice on all my albums. There will be a lot more on this album because I'm just getting away from the whole auto-tune thing and it's not a big deal to me. I can go with or without it," he said. "I don't want to be sounding like everyone in the industry now."
Stoicville: The Phoenix is set to be released this fall.