Britney’s Dirty Alien

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vbIHpsOeChQ
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c1Ukpt6surY

A supposedly ‘leaked’ version of Britney Spears’ vocal for Alien before her voice was autotuned for the final track.

Producer William Orbit has since released a statement claiming the vocal was a pre-recording warm up. To wit:

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 vocalizations 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.

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11 thoughts on “Britney’s Dirty Alien

  1. John Cassidy

    In fairness, there are only parts where you think she hasn’t got a note in her head but for the most part you can hear that she can sing and has a lot of control. So I would tend to believe William Orbit.
    Sh!te song all the same though.

    1. Steo

      That very point would make me lean the other way though…
      A decade of performing and more importantly, a lot of studio experience.

      It’s not as bad as Peter Andre & Jordan’s un-processed mess, but a ‘professional’ who does a dry vocal run like that. Me bollocks. I’ll go grab my red catsuit and give it a whack if that’s the case!

    2. rotide

      Shes way off in most of it and the end product is obviously autotuned.

      shes not a singer and never has been, but her people pick some decent songs for her here and there and the gays love her so shell escape the wrath of the groupthink here unlike a certain other singer

    3. DaveM

      John Cassidy.Do not embarrass yourself by giving your opinion about a musical performance or song.You clearly do not know what you are talking about.

  2. C

    I’m a huge Britney fan and even I don’t care about this. Average song from an average album. Still living in hope that Hayday Britney will return one day.

    And just so we’re clear; Britney fans know she’s not Christina Aguilera or Adele. She’s not a great singer. She was a great dancer. It’s more about the performance and staging and the energy these days with Britney.

    I think when people criticise her vocals or her lip syncing they’re missing the point.

  3. martco

    maybe if Enda Kenny gets involved and attempts to undermine the process (possibly at the same time if the Lord Mayor of Dublin could interfere by say spinning some horseshit about Barack Obama, the Mexican Ambassador or maybe even Jean Luc Picard being on board) he could get lots of votes in the fast approaching general election, save Britney and get lots of USD$$$$ for everyone involved

  4. Starina

    in fairness, she gets better as the song goes on. it does sound like a warm up. But really, there’s a lot of duff notes there for a professional singer.

  5. bozo

    I don’t like her or her music, BUT.. it was pointed out on Reddit that this song as worked backwards through a filter after autotune was used, which aids in the resulting mess that you hear.

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