Adele caught wind of producer Tony Visconti’s bold statement questioning if the voice heard on 25 is really all hers.
Tony Visconti, who collaborated with the late David Bowie, told The Sun he suspected her voice was manipulated in some capacity on her latest album.
“You turn the radio on and it’s fluff, you are listening to 90% computerized voices,” he said. “We know Adele has a great voice, but it’s even questionable if that is actually her voice or how much has been manipulated.”
Adele took a moment during her recent 25 show to address Visconti’s claims, telling the crowd:
“Some dickhead … tried to say that my voice isn’t me on record. Dude, suck my dick.”
Visconti has since issued an apology to Billboard, saying:
“I’m sorry that what I said in regards to what’s being played on radio was misconstrued 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.”
Not really an apology, but better than nothing(?).