I am mad as hell at the music industry….
January 5, 2009 § 8 Comments
Sorry…I did not mean for my first post of the new year to be angry, but I am a huge lover of music and vocal talent and this ish really pisses me off.
Now, I was looking up artists and listening to the growth of their voices via YouTube. And I realized that Katharine McPhee can actually sing REALLY well. So will someone please tell me WHERE THE HELL her voice is now? If you compare the two videos below, the first being her American Idol audition and the second being one of her first videos as a recording artist — you will realize how disturbing it is that the music industry decided that it was appropriate to basically dumb the child’s voice down.
I mean seriously?! Is it necessary to hide all of the amazing facets of her voice and basically place her voice in a box? With some bubble gum pop music that does not truly allow her to showcase the true talents of her voice? Or maybe she chose the easy route and wanted to sing music that was not going to challenge her voice in any way?
This is not to knock pop music — this is to knock any music producers out there who recognize that the artist before them actually can sing and actually has pretty damn good control of his/her voice and might even have clarity in his/her voice AND STILL decide to produce music for said artist that hides his/her voice in the chorus and does not allow him/her to actually flex the vocal muscle?!
It is mind boggling to me and truly hurts my heart. It truly does.
And she can actually sing….
Where has her voice gone?!
Update: I think her voice got lost somewhere in her rendition of this song — she should not have sung this song especially since Whitney Houston made it popular. Either sing it better than Whitney (which is damn near impossible) or don’t sing it at all. Poor child, her mom probably made her sing this song. Tragic.