Horrible New Female Pop Singing Voice Style?? Or Delusional Olde Fucker Codgering??


Am I just being an old codgery douche, or is this some kind of new thing where female pop singers are singing with a grossly affected infantile high and whispery voice? Like singing with their tongues and lips instead of their throats and lungs? Cause I sure as fucke don’t remember Whitney or Madonna or Siouxsie or Belinda singing that way, ever.

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  1. Trebuchet says

    Then there’s “vocal fry”, which is kind of the opposite. Affectations are seldom a good thing.

  2. 4ozofreason says

    There’s still a few belters out there, but the fact that most people are listening to music almost exclusively through earbuds these days has caused a shift towards all sorts pf vocalists being more “whispery.” It’s supposed to make it sound like they’re closer and more intimate. Same with the vocal fry. Although there’s some acts that can pull it off, for the most part the sensation of having someone singing directly into my ear tends to give me the jibblies.

  3. Scr... Archivist says

    …where female pop singers are singing with a grossly affected infantile high and whispery voice?

    I’m not sure what you mean, probably because I don’t listen to Top 40. Can you cite any examples?

  4. =8)-DX says

    I think old codgery douche is probably the best explanation. I mean I remember a lot of *men* singing that way when I was a kid.

  5. Trophically Hip says

    All women who speak in only-dogs-can-hear-you squeaks or end each sentence? With an upturned intonation? So it sounds like a question? would greatly benefit from watching “In A World”: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2294677/ (also for those of us still using our diaphragms it is a funny movie and worth a watch).

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