Most singers have individual tensions, but they also have language tensions that are inherent to their spoken language. Every language has characteristic tensions and most singers unconsciously work these into their voice through many years of usage in speech. Language tensions should not be confused with accent. If these tensions obstruct singing, it is important that they are released as they can lead to vocal misuse. Language tensions come from the language, so it depends on the singer‘s mother tongue as to which technical trouble they may encounter in their singing. That is why you can often recognise the nationality of a singer by her/his tensions, regardless of the language in which they are singing.