All right, confession time: When I was like ten, my mother brought me to see a Britney Spears concert. Yup. As much as I love to pretend I’m all indie and hip like those pretentious d-bags who read Pitchfork, I went to see a Britney concert. And here’s the weird part: Even at the age of ten, I knew the girl was lip-syncing like a queen who just f**ked up on RuPaul’s Drag Race. Not that I really cared, because the poor thing had to do about a bajillion costume changes and ran up and down a stage all night, but we all knew it wasn’t purely “live” in the strictest sense. Anyway, someone apparently got footage of Brit performing live in concert somewhere around that time, and isolated her vocal track. Turns out, Britney’s voice isn’t exactly made for endurance, as you’ll hear in the clip below.
October 21, 2013