Calvin Harris On Not Singing: "I Want Someone Who's A Better Singer"
16 April 2012, 13:33
The 'Bounce' producer says he no longer wants to be the voice and face of his music.
Calvin Harris has admitted he is unlikely to sing vocals on future songs as he is no longer interested in being "the man in the front with a microphone'.
The Scottish DJ and producer performed vocals for the majority of his first two albums, but recent singles like 'Bounce' featuring Kelis and 'We Found Love' with Rihanna have seen him take on more of a production-based role.
"I want each track to be as good as it can possibly be, and that usually means me not singing on it," Calvin told Billboard. "I thought I'd exhausted every avenue [on my albums] and it takes a long time to make me sound good, which is why I stopped singing live as well.
"I'd like to think of someone who's better-looking, a better singer, a better dancer to be the front person for the song," the 'The Girls' DJ explained.
Calvin's 2011 UK hit 'Feel So Close' is currently performing well in America but the 'Acceptable In The 80s' singer says isn't interested in being the face of his music.
"It's a shame, in a way. Now America seems to like the song and I'm getting offered things like Letterman or whatever," Calvin said. "Two years ago I would've been there in a shot, but now I don't want to do that.
he added: "I don't want to be the man in the front of the microphone."
Calvin Harris is expected to return later this year with his third studio album, following the release of his recently unveiled new single 'Let's Go' featuring Ne-Yo.