Sting Says He Is A Heavy Metal Singer With More Melody
The iconic singer, Sting, recently made a surprising statement saying that he is like a heavy metal singer while talking about performing with The Police.
Sting was the frontman of The Police from 1977 to 1984 before he established a solo career and made a name for himself. He gained fame with the Police and highly contributed to the band’s success. The songs ‘Roxanne,’ ‘Every Little Thing She Does Is Magic,’ and ‘Every Breath You Take’ are only a few of the songs written by Sting that carried the band to worldwide success.
In his recent interview, the singer stated that his voice had to stand out by exceeding the band’s music to be heard on the radio. The interviewer noted that Sting did this perfectly with the Police and the singer replied by stating that he is actually like a heavy metal singer but has more melody. He claimed that the vocal range of a singer in a rock band cannot be a ‘baritone’ because it won’t be heard.
Here is how Sting said that he’s a heavy metal singer:
“I think most heavy metal singers sing up there, so I’m a heavy metal singer, but I have a little more melody. It’s the same kind of thing; to get above the noise of the band you need that register. You can’t be a baritone with a rock band, really.
The same way a sergeant major would scream and yell on the parade ground. You know why? Because they had to get over the sound of artillery in battle. Charge of retreat. They needed to be heard. Singers have the same need.”
Sting is claimed to be individualistic, and he deeply cares about his presence both on stage and in records. According to him, singers have needs such as being heard and possibly appreciated. To achieve that, they need to stand out in a way, and he does that by being a heavy metal singer with more melody.