Here's an example. The male singer sings a few phrases during the chorus. What are those sections or phrases called?

[Wake me up] Wake me up inside

[I can't wake up] Wake me up inside [Save me]

Call my name and save me from the dark [Wake me up]

Bid my blood to run [I can't wake up]

Before I come undone [Save me]

Save me from the nothing I've become


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Technically, this song is a duet, so the lines in brackets are the "backup vocals."

  • It may be stretching the term a bit, but you might also describe it as counterpoint.
    – randomhead
    Commented May 17, 2021 at 0:55

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