Lady Gaga: My voice was controlled
- Bang Showbiz
- 8 September 2014
This article is from 2014.
Lady Gaga believes that her voice being "controlled" by auto-tune has affected the way the public perceive her performances
Lady Gaga feels her voice has been "controlled".
The 28-year-old 'Pokerface' hitmaker believes auto-tuning has affected her vocal presence.
She told The Sunday Telegraph magazine: "Since 'The Fame', 'The Fame Monster' and 'Born This Way', they've been auto-tuning it more, or changing the timbre. They take the vibrato out so you sound like a robot.
"They really control you especially in the beginning. Although it was still my songs, and I still had a lot to say about the production, the vocal was something that they really, really wanted to control.
"So my vocal presence has been kind of the smallest presence about me for a long time. So everything else becomes the focal point."
Meanwhile, Lady Gaga has revealed that her side step into the jazz genre - and recording an album, 'Cheek to Cheek', with Tony Bennett - has allowed her to show off her voice more and "let a wild animal out of a cage".
She explained: "So when I say 'at this point in my career', he's changed my life for me because he's gonna make my art better from this moment on.
"Because he said: 'Hey, you're so much better than you're even letting yourself be.'"