What creates strain or energy drain while singing. ? What creates stress when singing. ? Lets understand some of the reasons why you may be feeling stress. When I started my singing career, I had great voice and was able to do riffs, runs, belting and sing all types of songs. However in less than 15 to 20 mins of singing I would totally be drained out , it was like there is no energy left in my body and felt like sleeping. It took me some time to understand what creates stress and how to overcome the same.