Foreigner’s Kelly Hansen Discusses Using Fake Vocals

Foreigner vocalist Kelly Hansen talked to Fox News Digital about the band’s farewell tour and implied the vocal range of their songs gradually challenges him:

“I’m 62 and these [songs] are in the high tenor range and every year gets a little bit harder, a little bit harder, and I have to give up a little bit more of something to kind of maintain my status quo.”

He added his negative thoughts about using pre-recorded tracks:

“I don’t want to be one of those bands that goes out there and does the songs less than they should be. It’s very important to me. I don’t want to go out there with tapes in the background or all kinds of, you know, fake stuff.”

Kelly continued by quoting from Clint Eastwood and emphasising the importance of not excessing limits:

“Clint Eastwood said, ‘Man’s got to know his limitations.’ And I think it’s very important that you understand your limits and that your band and your management and your agents understand that if I say I can do something, I can do it. If I say I can’t do something, I can’t do it because everyone wants you to do more. They want you to do more shows. They want you to do more days in a row. They want you to do something.”

Using pre-recorded tracks is a prolonged discussion and many artists, such as Axl Rose, Nigel Glockler, Nita StraussJeff Young, Nikki Sixx, Paul Stanley have an opinion on the subject. The music world is mostly divided between musicians who don’t condone it, and harshly criticising and who see it as a ‘benefit of the modern world and technology.’

Foreigners is still on their farewell tour. You can check the dates here.