Every singer needs a helping hand from time-to-time.
But it seems that poor old Britney Spears needs more than most as a pre-autotuned version of one of her tracks has just been leaked and OMYGOD!
We realise that the song probably wasn’t supposed to hit the internet in all it’s raw glory but it’s out there now AND WE CAN’T UNHEAR IT.
While we are MAJOR Britters fans over here, we can’t help thinking that she hit more bum notes than is normal as she belted out Alien.
The song, which is on her most recent album Britney Jean, sounds VERY differnet once the audio effects had been put on… proving that the Oops singer might now be *quite* as good as we originally though.
Although Alien sounds like a great song (we’re trying to be nice here), the pop superstar doesn’t quite manage some of the…erm… more ticky parts.
Thank God for autotune, eh?
But music producer supremo William Orbet (who produced the track, FYI) thinks that we’re all being way too mean about poor Brit and WE SHOULD SHUT UP.
After the audio went viral on the internet, William hit back, saying that she was only warming up for God’s sake and we shouldn’t be so flippin’ judgemental.
He said in a statement: “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.”
He added: “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.”
Which ever way you cut it, we still think it sounded pretty dodge. Sorry, Brit.
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