Styx – Renegade – Tommy Shaw – ISOLATED Vocals – Analysis and Tutorial

The vocals for “Renegade” were sung by Styx guitarist Tommy Shaw who shared lead vocalist duties with keyboardist Dennis DeYoung. Styx was one of those amazing bands where everybody sang and played great.

What other bands come to mind when speaking of groups with multiple members who were capable of stepping up and fronting the band? Let me know in the comments!

Styx was one of a number of bands at that time who utilized really unique harmonies and we’ll see that as we break down these isolated vocals.

We’ll look at how Tommy achieved that sensitive sound by adding a lot of air to his vocal and how the song’s orchestration created this lifting sensation at the end of the tune.

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