So in mid 2020 I had a complete mental health crisis, and shortly after lost my voice. I’ve been diagnosed with acid reflux in the past and, after a 15 month wait, this was identified of my voice loss.
It’s mostly come back now, and I can even sing in my standard register pretty well now. I’m seeing a vocal therapist and being set a bunch of vocal exercises. Based on her reaction I think I’m doing pretty well.
But I’m in a punk band, and our music entails a lot of distortion and screaming. As soon as I start putting real power behind my voice it starts cracking and I start to sound like a teenager who’s voice is breaking. I can sort of growl my way through our songs now, but it’s a distinctly different sound - and muddies the lyrics that I’ve worked pretty hard on.
I’m untrained when it comes to singing, unsurprisingly, and have been recommended singing lessons to help. I don’t know if anyone else has experienced something like this? Any advice appreciated. We’ve got an album that’s about 3 good vocal takes away from completion (I’m the front man) and this is torture, quite frankly.