Researchers reveal singing can ‘neutralise’ any accent 0
Tuesday, February 14, 2017
By The Marshalltown
Most British pop and rock stars sing with an American accent. But UK grime artists are taking pride in their Britishness and staying true to their regional roots.
It doesn’t matter where in the UK a singer is from or how they sound when they speak, when the song begins the regional accent usually ends.
In its place emerges a general American-type accent.
Not precisely identifiable in terms of region but certainly more US than UK.
This common phenomenon is especially striking when we happen to know that, when speaking, the singer shows strong regional features.
Think Adele, Cheryl Cole, Jamelia, Mick Jagger, Ozzy Osbourne, all of whom have distinctly regional accents but adopt an Americanised singing style.
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