TORONTO — The producer of the Britney Spears song “Alien” is defending the singer after her raw vocals were leaked online.
“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,” wrote William Orbit on Facebook.
“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.”
Spears sounds flat in the leaked audio. The song was included on her 2013 album Britney Jean.
Orbit is standing by the 32-year-old pop star, who lip-synchs her concerts.
“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,” he said. “It’s not expected to be a ‘take.'”
Spears publicist has not commented on the leaked audio.
BELOW: Listen to the raw vocals and the final version as it appeared on the album.
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