It is only appropriate that you begin with the top of the class when referring to the slippery, surface shine and deep acts of pop originality. Or at the very least, pleasingly close to pop purity.
This is Roy Orbison. Plain and simply put, he is pop in the most original and true format. It is not his tangibility that makes him so accessible. Nor is it the obviously catchy drifts between feeling and feature. It is in the sense, that he is what he is and that is truly beautiful. He cannot be false to himself. This is true music. Truth in beauty, beauty in truth. You cannot hide such things and naturally people gravitate towards it. Perhaps this is where the appeal makes even more sense. Most are magnetically drawn to things they can relate very closely to. But, this is not Roy Orbison’s appeal. It is in the sense of perhaps something lost. Something, that cannot necessarily be regained, yet the music bridges that gap. We become attracted to something that was forfeited and now has temporarily skimmed upon ourselves. This is pop in its truest form. Innocence in its truest construct.
Much respect to your truth Roy Orbison.
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