Jennifer Lopez has been hard at work putting the final touches on her new album, ‘Love?’. In the midst of one of her recent studio sessions, the performer was interviewed by ‘Access Hollywood’ and used the opportunity to defend her vocal abilities which have been the subject of extensive criticism since her debut. ‘Love?’ hits stores in March 2010.
Even though I was impressed by her genuineness and humility regarding her voice, I must admit that Jennifer has never struck as a immensely gifted vocalist. She rarely experiments with her range and has shown little dynamism. In contrast, although she may not be a powerhouse singer like Mariah Carey or even Beyonce, Jennifer definitely stands head and shoulders above many of her younger contemporaries who continue to go ‘hard’ (*hint hint*) with their reliance on auto-tune and studio mechanics to help them imitate actual talent.