Tuesday 8 July 2014

[Listen] Britney Spears' Unedited "Alien" Vocals Leak

Ever wanted to hear Britney Spears sans auto-tune? Well today is your lucky day, as the original audio for Alien mysteriously found its way onto the internet.

The thought of this happening must be a concern for most vocally-challenged Divas. However, I'm guessing Britney will remain unbothered by this blip. The track's producer, on the other hand, seemed more concerned and issued a statement- thereby confirming the authenticity of the recording- in an attempt to do damage control:

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'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 warm-ups. 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.

Sincerely, William.
There we have it. It is Britney, but it's not the final vocal she went on to record. Why her voice sounds as processed as string cheese on the final cut must just be because the machine Britney was warmed up by that point....


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