Another day, another topic for discussion.
And today's topic is...
Singing, or rather, voice.
If you've ever listened to hardcore, metalcore etc, you'd know that really nice and professional sounding vocals aren't just reserved for prissy pop singers and accoustic melodies.
However, something about this has recently been on my mind. It's not a stretch to assume the kinds of genres I first mentioned dislike association with the other ones I mentioned, right.
Anti-pop mindsets are common in heavier genre circles.
So, why then do we have heavier band vocalists who seem to sound a lot 'like' pop musicians?
A great example of this is the singer of Sleeping with Sirens, Kellin Quinn.
Don't get me wrong, he can definitely sing, and the band is pretty good.
Buuut, I can't take them too seriously as a heavy band, when he sings like one of those 10 yr olds on shows like Australia's/Britain's got talent, the Voice etc.
On top of that high pitched, *clears throat* girly voice, they like to throw in some auto tune aswell :/
The point i'm making is, why do male singers of heavy genres feel the need to sing like women? (That's a legitimate question btw) I ask this because the Goo-goo dolls have a song (that you've most definitely heard) called Iris, it's a very calm and melodical song, very sweet and soft sounding, but most definitely sung by a bloke.
Kellin does a cover of this song, annnd, it's good, but I was like "Wait, is this guy a guy, or a girl that looks like a guy, or what?".
So, what do you guys have to say on this subject?
(And try to keep it on topic ey hahaha, i'm looking at you Medivh.)