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- Posted on Feb 22nd 2010 8:16AM by Luke Slater
"It was always someone with authority. And for a singer to have authority, they have to have some kind of social standing. Otherwise it's fake," he added.
Clapton, who released his latest album, 'The Road to Escondido', with JJ Cale back in 2006, also told Rolling Stone that he chose to sing at a higher range due to it being "easier."
He added, "I also suffered from a delusion that a lot of people share, from what I can see. Which is, if you sing at the top of your range, it's more expressive," he said.
"So I figured out how high I could sing. Then I sang in that key. It's a cop-out, because i's easier to pitch -- you just stretch. To sing in a lower key is harder work. You have to use your diaphragm more. All of these things come into play."
Elsewhere in the interview, conducted alongside collaborator and fellow guitarist Jeff Beck, Clapton explains that when he started singing for Cream, his guitar playing ultimately suffered, admitting that "some kind of prioritizing" has to go on.