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That isn’t Britney Spears singing

Britney Spears

If you’ve ever wondered how sound engineers took Britney’s guttural screams for caramel fudge sundaes and transformed them into something listenable, then Henry Rollins is the guy you want to talk to. In an interview with Sun Media, the actor/musician/comedian explained why it’s always better to befriend the sound engineer. They have the best stories. Like when you’re listening to a Britney Spears album, you’re actually half listening to a black woman sing.

“They have the black chick come in and sing, and Britney sings over it, and they mix them together,” said Rollins, who has his own talk show on IFC.

“(Britney) gets her phrasing basically from this older R&B woman. I found that out talking to an engineer.

“Britney apparently isn’t actually the worst singer, she just has no feel. So they bring in this older black woman who sings the song, then Britney sings to it, and they kind of make a mix of the two voices, and that’s what you hear on the records.”

Is this surprising to anyone? Does anyone honestly believe Britney can produce a noise similar to the ones you hear on her album? At all? Years of swallowing stuffed Cornish game hens whole and vomiting bile from too many spirits have led to the destruction of her vocal cords. To hear her sing now would be like attending a music recital at a school for the deaf.

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Cher
Cher
12 years ago

Even with the mix I never thought she was a good singer. But my God if she needed the mix then I wonder how terrible her real voice alone must be!

Jan
Jan
12 years ago

Really… I agree, for money or what??? why did she even try???

Abdo
Abdo
12 years ago

ُEverybody knows that britney doesn’t have the voice
but still love her music though

Kris
Kris
12 years ago

EVERY ARTIST DOES THIS!!!
But there are rare ones like, surprisingly, Amy Winehouse who uses NO type of alteration to her voice.

Hell, 90% of the artist out now, CAN NOT really sing.
They all use some type of alteration.

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12 years ago

Since she has a distinct voice it is clear it is her on the track. Sure there are background singers. Every artists have that. I think she can sing, she just doesn’t have the range of say a Mariah. There is a difference between limited range and out of tune. I still ike her music a lot. I think the guy who gave the interview is just jealous of her success.

me agrees so
me agrees so
12 years ago

unless they had started using that woman in hit me baby one more time… to be fair, her voice isn’t the best. she is not distinctive like amy wino or mariah. but she is better than rihanna (sorry fans) and the simpson sisters.

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