Music producer Tony Visconti, who has worked with the likes of David Bowie and Thin Lizzy, has apologized for suggesting that Adele’s recorded singing voice might be a product of studio manipulation.
During an interview last week, Visconti said, “You turn the radio on and it’s fluff. You are listening to 90 percent computerized voices.” He also stated, “We know Adele has a great voice, but it’s even questionable if that is actually her voice or how much has been manipulated… There’s a sound to pop now that is so perfect it’s boring … Everything is fixed.”
Adele appeared to address the comments during a performance in Paris, saying, “Some d***head tried to say that my voice was not me on record.”
“I’m sorry that what I said in regards to what’s being played on radio was misconstrued,” Visconti now tells Billboard. “Yet I cannot apologize for something taken the wrong way. If Adele has taken my comments as offensive that was certainly not my intent. Adele has a great voice and it brings pleasure to millions.”