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Old 24th July 2019
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Originally Posted by creegstor View Post
I think this kind of affectation it started with the girl from Portishead trying to sound like Billy Holiday.

Very self-consciously and artificially rendered vowels and consonants. From her it followed a few different strands: "fake hipster-girl with ukulele" being one, and "fake soul-pop singer". Feist and Amy Winehouse are good examples. Rinse/repeat affectations through the pop machine for 2 decades and... here we are.
I was listening to Portishead and thought the same thing. Funny how things persist.

I was thinking too about how some people these days love ASMR, and then how the whispery vocals are so popular.