Bop Or Not: Kesha’s “Woman”

Sam Wilkinson

According to a faithful reader, I'm Ordinary Times's "least thoughtful writer." So I've got that going for me, which is nice.

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3 Responses

  1. Morat20 says:

    I always enjoyed Kesha’s use of autotune. Not for pitch correction (I’m sure it’s been done, but I understand she’s a skilled singer. Everyone sane should use autotune for track production — if the energy and intensity is great, but the singer screws up two notes by a bit — adjust it and move on, don’t spend hours trying to recreate gold for four bars), but the club style.

    If you’re going to auto-tune heavily, you should use it with style. Her songs tended to use it without apology, but also in the same sense a guitar player might distort the sound — for effect. It was a pretty solid sound that fit the songs, the beat, the album.

    Sadly I can’t listen to this new one at work.Report

    • Sam Wilkinson in reply to Morat20 says:

      @morat20 If you have the chance to listen to it when next you’re somewhere that isn’t work, I have a sneaking suspicion that you’re going love this one.Report

  2. Maribou says:

    Praying and Woman were quite the one-two punch. I grinned big when I saw you’d done this one, and agreed about the Dap-Kings Horns and Saundra Williams – I think the song really lights up the second the horns come in, and just gets bigger from there.Report