She’s back — this time not for the greatest reason. Britney Spears is one awesome singer but she definitely didn’t sound good on this new leaked version of “Alien,” which did not get the benefits of auto-tune before it leaked. Was this just a warm-up for the singer or does she really sound like this all the time without editing? Read on to listen to the track and tell us what YOU think!
Singer Britney Spears, 32, released her album Britney Jean back in November 2013. However, her song “Alien” made a comeback on July 2 when an unedited, auto-tune-less version of the track started circling the internet. Critics bashed Britney’s album for being overproduced, and we now know what they meant! Check out the (slightly embarrassing) first version of the song here!
Britney Spears: Unedited Version Of “Alien” Leaks
We know Britney is a talented individual, but it’s hard not to cringe at these unedited vocals! Britney sounds totally flat and let’s just put it this way — her performance on the leaked track would not be good enough to get her a golden ticket at an American Idol audition.
But maybe Brit Brit has an excuse. The song’s producer, William Orbit, posted a statement on Facebook on July 7 to explain the bad sound to fans. “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,” he wrote.
Do you believe the producer?
The Final Version Of ‘Alien’ On The Album Sounds Different — Listen
To compare the edits, click HERE to listen to the final version that made it on the album. You can definitely tell the difference!
Although Britney sounded different in both versions, it was cruel of someone to release the unedited version of “Alien” on the internet. Britney works hard at her music and that was unfair!
William went on defending the star, “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.”
Hey, HollywoodLifers! What do you think of the leaked version of “Alien?” Do you think that was a warm-up or is that actually how Britney sounds? What do you think? Let us know!
— Sammi Errico