Here at Luxe Models, It’s fair to say that we love pop music, we always have. But you can’t love pop music without having a sense of humour.
Take Britney Spears for example. Looking back, it’s easy to think “what the heck was she thinking”, but at the time we couldn’t get enough of her nineties pig-tails and diva-esque tunes. Yeah she lost it, shaved her head and went well and truly off the rails, but that’s pop music for you. Lady Gaga’s meat dress, Miley Cyrus’ VMA performance, Christina Aguilera’s national anthem mixup, and well, who can forget Amy Winehouse? The world of pop is a fickle and dangerous place, but that’s why we love it so much isn’t it?
And just as we thought the original child-star turned pop-idol Britney had finally settled down, it appears she’s been making headlines again this week, as one of her tracks leaked online. But this was no ordinary leak, no, taken from her album ‘Britney Jean’, her track ‘Alien’ was posted with her vocal track unedited, in all it’s horrible glory. Ouch.
With the autotune taken off the track – although low-quality and fuzzy – the track shows Britney at her worst, out of key more times than one would care to count. But, this is old news surely? We know pop stars, we know that there are a good number of singers out there who are so fake it’s untrue, but that’s all part of the game.
YouTube is littered with countless examples of pop-trickery, some of which are 10 times worse than Britney’s track leak. If you’re looking for inspiration we recommend checking out Ashlee Simpson’s classic miming meltdown on US show Saturday Night Live.
Orbit to the Rescue
Britney’s producer William Orbit has defended the 32 year of pop-star and insisted she was merely warming up.
“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” Orbit wrote on Facebook.
Either way, even though the video is terrible, Britney’s still one of our favourite. And hey, it’s only pop music. When Dave Grohl starts miming, then you can start kicking up a fuss.