A dusty ballad plays in a grand old ballroom filled with tailored men and elaborate hairdos. The singer’s baritone drifts from the dashboard of a Cadillac Fleetwood idling in the starlit desert. The rolling drums bleed through the static of an all-night pancake house. These echoes of an old single from 1961 wash over one another until we’re left with nothing but the ghostly outline of a nostalgic age in which we have not lived.

Reverberated Crying

From American Decay | 2015 | Bandcamp

Original song performed by Roy Orbison in 1962. This track appears on American Decay, a collection of loops and reverberations recorded between 2009 and 2014.