A demo version of Britney Spears’ track ‘Alien‘ from her current album ‘Britney Jean’ has leaked online, and you can hear the singer’s voice without any autotune or studio cover-ups.
After the song leaked and the internet exploded with criticism, producer William Orbit jumped to defend the pop queen for her less than perfect pipes. He made a statement on his Facebook saying:
“Dearest Music Lovers,
I have heard that Britney vocal link that everybody’s been discussing. It has been impossible not to as there have been many comments directing my attention to it. [I won’t be re-posting it here]. I’d like to affirm that ANY singer when first at the mic at the start of a long session can make a multitude of vocalisations in order to get warmed up.
Warming up is essential if you’re a pro, as it is with a runner doing stretches, and it takes a while to do properly. I’ve heard all manner of sounds emitted during warmups. The point is that it is not supposed to be shared with millions of listeners.
A generous singer will put something down the mic to help the engineer get their systems warmed up and at the right level, maybe whilst having a cup of herb tea and checking through lyrics before the session really kicks off. It’s not expected to be a ‘take’.
I think that 99% of you reading this will totally understand.Whomever put this on the internet must have done so in a spirit of unkindness, but it can in no way detract from the fact that Britney is and always will be beyond Stellar! She is magnificent! And that’s that.
What do you think? We are always on Team Britney, but we don’t exactly buy Orbit’s explanation.
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