Oftentimes, these songs are sped up at around 150%, which increases tempo and pitch to make the vocals sound higher. The technique was started mostly by fans so they can fit their favourite part of the song in a short amount of time. Artists are now catching up and releasing official sped up versions of their songs. This includes Lana Del Rey, Mariah Carey, Steve Lacey, Sabrina Carpenter, Doechii, and a lot more.
Creating sped up versions of songs are a great way to revive and popularise an old song.
Where Did Sped-Up Songs Came From?
Sped up songs have been around since the early 2000s and 2010s, and were originally called nightcore. Oftentimes, this kind of music is linked with anime culture as it was very common to use anime characters as YouTube thumbnails for nightcore songs. As TikTok rose to fame, this style of editing audio was brought back as it made videos more fun to watch. Instead of nightcore, such songs are now commonly known as sped-up songs, or sped-up.
How To Make Sped-Up Songs?
Sped-up songs are really easy to make as long as you have an application that would allow you to change the speed of your audio. Optionally, some editors also change sped-up audios to a higher pitch to add effect.