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I hate my singing, says Eric Clapton

music Updated: Sep 01, 2010 11:29 IST

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English guitarist Eric Clapton has criticized his own singing. The guitar great admitted he has turned down the volume on his voice on his new album, ‘Clapton’, because he wants to sing more quietly.

He admitted that it's the only way he can tolerate himself on record. "I hate my singing. I don't like the way I sing. It all sounds like I'm 16 years old from Surbiton (England). I do my best to try and feel it,” Contactmusic quoted him as telling Mojo magazine.

"When I watch Ray Charles sing, I think, ''That's it, that''s how it's done.

“He remembers thousands of songs and he sings them all as if they're the most important song he knows. He does it from the bottom of his heart, every time, every song. And that's, that's the inspiration. That's my influence.

"But I'm imbued with so much self-doubt about my singing, that it's very difficult for me to get to that freedom that those kinds of singers have," he added.