TIL that it’s possible for earphones to be misconnected such that they’re playing the instrumental to a song without playing the lyrics?
This is super weird, but I assume it has to do with how the audio encoding works. I assume different tracks are layered over each other such that the singing is a different stream of bits from the instrumental? Or something? IDEK.
I learned this because I was listening to Kartel song after Kartel song, becoming more and more distressed by the idea that the worlboss had decided to only upload instrumentals from now on. It’s only on a whim that I thought to pull out my headphone jack.