How to Learn Singing “King for a Day” from Pierce the Veil

Learning to Sing “King for a Day” by Pierce the Veil

“King for a Day” is a potent showcase of Post-Hardcore vocal techniques like clean vocal twang, distorted screaming, and formidable growling. These make up the unique vocal style of the band Pierce the Veil. Let’s break it down and learn how to sing this song. We’ll lean on several resources from Singing Carrots to help you master the techniques applied in “King for a Day” and burst onto the scene.

Understanding Your Voice Type and Vocal Range

The first step is to understand your voice type and vocal range, as the song explores higher notes in the melody, allying to a tenor range.

Mastering Clean Vocal Twang

The clean vocals in “King for a Day” employ a technique called Vocal Twang, allowing the singer to reach higher notes without straining the voice. Check this How to Twang Exercise for a practical introduction to twang. You can also read about other popular songs with twang technique here.

Exploring Screaming and Growling

Mid-song, the lead singer uses growling and distorted screaming to create an emotional climax. Warm up your vocals before trying this, and remember, if it hurts, you’re probably doing it wrong. You can learn more about vocal distortion and growling and also check this Growling Exercise to learn how to growl effectively and safely.

Delivering Clear Articulation

In “King for a Day,” clarity of lyrics enhances the song’s storytelling aspect. Check out these tips on improving your articulation even while applying vocal distortions.


Always monitor your progress using the Vocal Pitch Monitor and the Pitch Accuracy Test. This will give you real-time feedback on your pitch and help you see how you’re improving.

Ready to rock the stage

“King for a Day” is a vocally challenging song, but with practice and dedication, you’ll be able to nail it. And remember, it’s not just about hitting the notes right but delivering the emotion of the lyrics, adjusting your posture, and overcoming stage fright. With enough training, singing “King for a Day” could even be your crowning glory.

Happy singing!