Thursday, July 14, 2016

Faint praise from Giorgio Moroder

Well, since I'm not writing about "Cars" as I previously planned, I'll talk about something else - Tom's Diner, the 2015 version by Giorgio Moroder and Britney Spears.

There was a lot of pre-publicity before the official release of the song and its accompanying album, which is the time that you expect people to say nice things about the people who work with them.

But Moroder has certainly earned his place in the music pantheon, which probably explains why he didn't play the nice game. In fact, some of his comments came off as faint praise. To be fair, Spears is not known as an amazing vocalist, but still:

I don’t think you could say immediately, ‘Oh, this is Britney,’ because she sounds so good on this song.


The song doesn't have a big range, and I added a bridge and some instrumental stuff. Britney sounds so good, you would hardly recognize her.