Mark Tremonti Says Singing Prince Songs Would Be Outside Of His Comfort Zone
Alter Bridge guitarist Mark Tremonti shared during a recent interview with Louder Sound that Frank Sinatra’s songs put him out of his comfort zone, and Prince’s songs would have the same effect on him.
Mark Tremonti started to gain recognition as the founding member of Creed, and his popularity increased with his appearance in Alter Bridge. He has collaborated with many musicians and established the speed metal band Tremonti, with whom he released his 2021 album ‘Marching in Time.’ Tremonti, who has also focused on his solo career, released his album entitled ‘Tremonti Sings Sinatra’ on May 27, 2022.
As he had previously revealed, this cover album was challenging for him due to Sinatra’s unique singing techniques. The vocalist stated that Sinatra’s different techniques inspired him while singing. He even applied these techniques using his lower voice in his previous record, ‘Marching in Time.’ Although it was a compelling process, he had a chance to improve himself, especially regarding using his chest voice throughout the cover album’s recording.
During a recent interview, Tremonti expressed his willingness to get out of his comfort zone while creating cover material from a non-metal musician as he did covering Sinatra songs. When the interviewer gave the singer Tom Jones as an example, the guitarist responded that he wanted his voice to extend out of his range even more. Prince, known for his far-reaching falsetto and high-pitched screams, would be the best choice if he wanted to leave his comfort zone.
Mark Tremonti said the following when asked whether he had any plans to cover another non-metal singer like Tom Jones:
“Oh, God! I’m not sure about that. To be honest, these songs aren’t that far out of my range to sing, so if I wanted to get even further outside of that, then maybe singing Prince songs would be truly outside my comfort zone.“
You can check out ‘Tremonti Sings Sinatra’ below.