Sting has one of the most recognizable voices in music, but when describing his voice, the last thing many would say is that he’s a “heavy metal singer.” However, that’s how he described his voice in a new interview, and his reasoning actually makes sense.
In a conversation with Rick Beato, Sting said of his vocal range, “Register is interesting. 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.”
He really makes some valid points. Just listen to some of The Police’s most popular tunes below to understand where Sting is coming from.