Ahh, I've heard 'Drive' so many times, loved it, and never knew who wrote it! Yeah, Incubus is great!
Good example with the harmonies in their music for sure, and luckily I figured out how to layer instrument & vocal tracks in Cubase today!
So I will expand the sonic palette in future posts. GuitarViking
Funny that you mention the higher singing, because 'Take Solace' is my lowest song, for purposes of appealing to a wider audience.
Fret not, I can pull off singing an octave higher (A5 in my song 'Up To Me') and head voice is where I have the most power - and fun.
As far as articulating lyrics... listening to my own recordings I understand every word.
I stretch words and do a lot of melisma, I may also darken my timbre occasionally. This is my style.
Compare to Chris Cornell, my favourite, whose lyrics I can get wrong without searching.
My point is that melody and tone rule supreme. If I consciously over-enunciate I surely sound thin and sterile, and my vocal resonation suffers.
I have never got the complaint when singing live, but I hear you! (lol)
Thanks for the review man, I'm happy to share and glad you enjoyed! Your track has been reviewed