Oops She Spit It Again: Listen to Britney Spears sing without Auto-tune

 
 

Audio has leaked of Britney Spears singing a demo of her 2013 single “Alien,” but without the help of any fancy-schmancy Auto-tune. And now her producer on last year’s Britney Jean record, William Orbit, has taken to Facebook to defend the pop star. And we thought Kiss 103.5 FM in Chicago hyping up Jamie Lynn Spears singing “Oops I Did It Again” back in December was going to be the weirdest Brit-Brit news this week.

But Orbit makes some good points. That doesn’t mean listening to this is any less entertaining. We all know Britney can sing (when she wants to and has to).

Fire up the clip below, and read through his explanation after the video.

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Here’s word from Orbit…

“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 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.

Sincerely, William”

[h/t Perez Hilton]