Ann Wilson's opinion on Auto-tune
Ann Wilson has released a stream of her cover of Jimi Hendrix track Manic Depression.
The song was originally recorded by the Jimi Hendrix Experience in 1967, and now appears on the Heart singer’s latest solo EP The Ann Wilson Thing! – #2.
The four-track also features a cover of Peter Gabriel and Kate Bush duet Don’t Give Up along with two original tracks Fighten Fer Life and Anguish.
Last month, Wilson hit out at artists who insist on using auto-tune to enhance their music.
She told TeamRock: “I’ve no objection to singers using them when recording commercial jingles, but when it starts masquerading as art that’s when I lose my rag.
“My biggest objection to auto-tune is that it makes everybody sound the same, and I hate anonymity. Being a singer is all about being human, having flaws and inflections that I guess some might choose to see as imperfection.
“Take them away and you remove the person’s identity. If it were up to me let’s send them all to the bottom of the ocean.”
Meanwhile, Heart are currently on tour with Cheap Trick and Joan Jett & The Blackhearts across the US in support of their 16th studio album Beautiful Broken, which was released earlier this month.