Sting says that he finds understanding the music composed by todays artists very difficult. “Today’s music is not designed for me. I don’t understand a Beyonce or Justin Timberlake, Contactmusic quoted him as telling PageSix.com. Sting also says that an artist should make such music that can give a “spiritual” experience to the listeners, rather than aiming to top chart positions and record sales. And, as far as his voice is concerned, Sting feels that his vocals have become more mature with the course of time. “For me, singing is a spiritual journey. I’m devoutly musical. As for my voice, I’d say it’s become more mature. Encrypted with life, it’s developed texture, he says.
While Sting slams Beyonce and Timberlakes soulless music for having compositions that are are too commercial to impress him, we would like to know what you, the regular fan, think then about his past cooperations:
– duet with Julio Iglesias on Fragile
– backing vocals for the song On Silent Wings from Tina Turner
– Sting/Gwen Stefani collaboration for the Super Bowl
– Craig David/Sting duet for Rise and Fall
– Puff Daddy/Sting for Missing You
– Sting’s duet with Mary J. Blige on Whenever I Say Your Name