I just wanted to ask why some songs have slow vocals but high BPM? When you have a high bpm, doesnt that mean you need to sing faster?
Example: Illenium - Fractures has a bpm at 160 but the vocals feels slow.
Here's the song.
I thought I was going to hear something with REALLY long notes in the vocal! But it's just a standard sort of pop song with a fairly busy beat in the backing (hence the high BPM) and medium length notes in the vocal.
BPM is the speed of the underlying beat. Some instruments play rhythms that fit many notes into a beat. It's quite normal for the vocals to have notes that last for several beats.