GetBack wrote: aaliyahman wrote: BLover wrote:
Hype wrote:Have you not heard 4? She forces her voice in nearly every track. It puts me off Best Thing I Never Had and even sometimes 1+1 both songs would benefit from smoother vocals.
I Miss You, Party, Countdown, End Of Time, Schoolin' Life, Dance For You, Run The World.
That's half of the album, where she doesn't do anything vocally extraordinary.
I'd say she forces her voice in Love On Top, Rather Die Young, I Was Here and, possibly, Start Over.
How's that "nearly every track"?
I know right!?!
This is so true, especially on "Love on Top". I actually loved how she 'forced' her voice (or whatever the proper term is) on "Rather Die Young" and "Start Over". It works very well for the emotion and nature of those songs. It was those vocals that made me love those songs especially since I used to skip them in favor of the more uptempo tracks when I first heard the leaks. As for "Love on Top", I used to wish she sang in full voice up to the highest octave when I still enjoyed that song, but now, the song is very annoying to hear, in my opinion, it's not as pleasant to the ears as compared to the first two songs I mentioned.
All she did on "love on top",especially towards the end of the song, was modulate those verses right into her upper register, which gives the song a euphoric vibe. Imagine if "love on top" was just sang in 1 tone and 1 register, it won't have the joyful/excited vibe.