Imported audio wont playback cleanly

Hi need some help
New to Audacity using windows 10
trying to import audio from mp3 to play along with but when I import the file it breaks up and distorts on playback.
What am I doing wrong
Tommy :smiley: :smiley:

Does it distort if you simply play it, or only when recording your instrument as well as playing the file? How are you connecting your instrument to the computer and what instrument is it?

Are you using 44100 Hz or 48000 Hz project rate bottom left of Audacity? Those rates are safest.

Does the file break up in Windows Media Player or Groove Music?