The Darkness’ Justin Hawkins Not Worried About Losing His Falsetto Voice


Justin Hawkins has insisted that he is not worried about losing his signature vocal sound.

The Darkness frontman has conceded that his well renowned vocal prowess cannot last forever, a vocal sound which can be heard on hit singles such as ‘I Believe In A Thing Called Love’, ‘Growing On Me’, as well as festive tune ‘Christmas Time (Don’t Let The Bells End)’.

These songs rely on the dual abilities of lead guitars, and Hawkins’ exponential use of high notes.

“I think I sing better” – Hawkins Insists

As he approaches his 50s, Justin Hawkins seems to have come to terms with the fact that he will lose his vocal prowess one day, without losing sleep over it.

 “I don’t worry about that at all. Twenty years on and I am still doing the songs in the original key. But I also don’t feel like I sing the same way now. I think I sing better”, Hawkins said.

He continued, “Honestly, I don’t care if I lose my voice. It’s just life, isn’t it? What I do is physical as well, playing a heavy guitar, running around, doing headstands. That can only last so long. I am 48 now”. 

Elsewhere, Justin Hawkins also revealed that The Darkness are currently working on a new album, even peering back at the band’s debut album, ‘Permission To Land’ for inspiration.

“We are writing a new Darkness album, so now is a good time to listen to it. I like it, but I don’t feel like the same person that recorded it. But I tend to go through an identity crisis every seven to ten years. So that’s like two whole existences in my life”, the singer explained.

Earlier this month, The Darkness who also comprise of Justin’s brother Dan Hawkins, Rufus Tiger Taylor, and Frankie Poullain were one of many music artists to pay tribute to the late Shane MacGowan.

At their show in Dublin’s 3Olympia, the Darkness led by Justin Hawkins, led their audience on a singe-along of The Pogues’ ‘Fairytale of New York’ in honour of MacGowan.

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