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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

“Roxanne”

“Can’t Stand Losing You”

“Walking on the Moon”

“Every Little Thing She Does Is Magic”

Sting and 10 Other Classic Stage Names

Erica Banas is a rock/classic rock news blogger who's well versed in etiquette and extraordinarily nice.