I don't think the nature of the artist necessarily is relevant to the nature of music, because music is not always created mechanically by the artist. Instead, music is often created through
the artist, in a magical, spontaneous way that cannot be explained. Even when songs are written, the artist need not necessarily feel the emotion carried by the piece, before and after the song. But, like a good actor, during
the song's authorship and performance, they summon the spirit of that performance, for lack of a better word, which is what allows them to make music. And when people listen to music, it is only from similar experiences or the summoning of that same spirit that the feeling can be felt... So, instead of analyzing it, you simply let the music carry you.
So, even if a song is an instrumental, and we don't know who wrote it or why, simply listening to a piece of music can trigger particular emotions.
What you call "false emotions," and "vocal acrobatics," I would call a beautiful memory, a mystical echo from the past, or a kind of audible magic that takes you to a different place and time.
What's your opinion of any of these songs, Retro? Most of them are instrumental and those which have lyrics aren't in English... in fact, they use a chorus (do you expect all the people in the chorus to have the same emotion and past experiences?
) And yet these timeless melodies evoke profound emotion.
Carmina Burana by Carl Orff
1812 Overture (part 1) by Tchaikovsky
Fur Elise by Beethoven
Ave Maria by Franz Schubert
Waltz #2 by Dmitri Shostakovich
Metamorphosis by Philip Glass
The best things in life aren't things.