It’s Britney’s real voice, b—h! Britney Spears took to Instagram on Monday, Feb. 26, to share a video of herself covering Frank Sinatra’s 1977 hit “New York, New York.” While she looked gorgeous in the clip, her singing voice was altered into a super-high pitch that accompanies an adorable animal-inspired filter. If you’ve been curious about what Britney, 36, actually sounds like belting out Sinatra, never fear — the Britney Army’s got you covered.
It wasn’t long after Britney posted the video that fans stripped the audio to reveal the “Slumber Party” singer’s true talent. In the unedited version, the Grammy winner proves her vocal chops with spirited runs and impressive vibrato. Check it out in the video above!
Of course, many often wonder what the Legendary Miss Britney Spears’ voice sounds like sans Auto-Tune — a production tool she’s leaned on throughout her nearly two-decades long career. However, in recent years, the superstar has ditched auditory assistance on several occasions in a seeming attempt to show the world that she has a serious set of pipes.
For instance, back in August, Britney quite literally gave her critics something to talk about when she slayed a live cover of Bonnie Raitt’s “Something to Talk About” during one of her Piece of Me shows for her residency in Las Vegas, which wrapped on Dec. 31 after a four-year run.
“So I’ve been doing a lot of thinking lately, right? This morning I woke up and I was like, ‘There’s a lot of things going on in the world’ and stuff, but basically I looked and I was like, you know what, the press and the media my whole life…you know, it’s really crazy, one minute they tear you down and they’re really horrible,” she told the crowd, taking a not-so-subtle hit at her haters. “And the next minute you’re on top of the world, you know?”
Brit-Brit added, “I’ve never really spoke about it, you know, and I’m a Southern girl. I’m from Louisiana. I’m from the South and I like to keep it real, so I want to just make sure I keep having you motherf–kers something to talk about, OK?”
Earlier in 2017, the Mickey Mouse Club alum spoke out against incessant speculation that she lip-synchs the majority of her concerts. “I’m glad you’re addressing this question because it’s really funny. A lot of people think I don’t sing live. Because I’m dancing so much, um, I do have a little bit of playback, but there’s a mixture of my voice and the playback,” she said during a radio interview. “It really pisses me off because I’m busting my a– out there and singing at the same time and nobody ever gives me credit for it, you know?”