Recently, a singer emailed over some songs for me to hear prior to our first meeting. They were good... other than some standard, easily released tensions, there was nothing in his voice that was concerning or problematic.
What I did hear though, was safety. I heard a tremendous amount of potential not being expressed, many risks not being taken. I heard a choice to play it safe as a vocalist, as an artist and perhaps even, as a person. (In my experience, rarely are these three unrelated...)
What's stopping him? What's stopping you?
We're not talking about someone in need of intense vocal or personal work. What we're talking about- what he's in need of, what we're all in need of- is bravery.
We're all good at doing what we do, staying inside of the lines. That's why we do it; that's why we stay there.