Sting Says He Has A Strategy Of Working With Musicians Better Than Him
Former Police frontman Sting recently opened up about his approach to making music as an experienced musician during an interview. According to the singer, he has a special method that he applies to push himself out of his comfort zone which is to work with better musicians than him.
There are a number of reasons why Sting still manages to stay successful in the music industry after 50 years. The list of his accomplishments is quite impossible to name as he’s one of the world’s best-selling music artists, was ranked among the best living songwriters by numerous respectable magazines, and he’s regarded as one of the most significant artists of the 20th century.
The vocalist also continues to release new albums, and his most recent studio record named ‘The Bridge‘ was released on November 19, 2021. The album found itself a place in US Billboard 200 and peaked at number 15 on US Top Rock Albums. Many music critics praised the new release for its pop-rock sound that resembled the Police’s early days.
In addition to focusing on his solo career, Sting also has collaborated with numerous other musicians including Dire Straits, Craig David, Rod Stewart, and countless more. Apparently, the rocker works with these legendary artists on purpose as he revealed during a recent interview.
According to Sting, he’s always a student regardless of the fact that he’s an experienced musician after his long music career. Therefore, he has a strategy when it comes to learning and raising his game which is to collaborate with musicians that are better than him.
By doing so, the singer finds himself in a position where he needs to learn and improve further which contributes to his own music. If you ask Sting, he has been eager to work with better musicians since he was a young artist, and this hasn’t changed a bit after 50 years as he’s still open to learning.
Sting’s statement follows:
“I’m the eternal student, and that’s being out of your comfort zone where you don’t actually know. I always, as a strategy, work with musicians who are better than me so that I have to raise my game in order to have some sort of communication with them.
That’s true today, it was true in the years ago when I was just a young guy working with people in their 60s. I’m still a student, I’m still listening and taking advice. I’m open to learning.“
You can listen to the entire interview below.