The Color Pink has Never Been More Masculine
Could a self-proclaimed musical activist whose subtle climb to the top, ending with a traumatic fall to a rocky bottom, be the influence behind the most current album from Ariel Pink? Is it because Ariel Rosenberg, better known as Ariel Pink, finds comfort in their misfit-y similarities?
The 39-year-old pioneer of “hypnagogic pop” and king of pink has been making listeners question the music world since the early ’00s. Dedicated to Bobby Jameson is a testament to the unique, thought-provoking rhythms some might be scared to produce.
Arial Pink has never disappointed his fans when it comes to creating tunes that are truly out-of-this-world wacky genre blends from decades before. Dedicated to Bobby Jameson is a homage to the psychedelic and keyboard-heavy ’70s and ’80s. Each track is an extravagant adventure through time. Song one, “Time To Meet Your God,” starts the album with a bit of cult religious melody. You aren’t sure whether to praise the Lord or run. Either way, you can’t run from the illuminating and haunting rhythm that gets stuck in your head all day. “Feels Like Heaven” is that classic, “I think I’m in love” montage of gooey feelings and mushy lyrics. Pink finishes the album with a song titled “Revenge of The Icemen” which is just as harrowing as it sounds. Speaker-smashing guitar riffs, crashing symbols and a chorus combine to get the head bobbing.
Pink’s 11th studio album is an inspiration to indie pop around the world. Between being overly absurd and quite catchy, the album is one of the best we’ve seen in some time. As Pink’s muse Bobby Jameson famously wrote years before his death, “My name is Bobby Jameson and I am a star. I am also alone.” Maybe our beloved weirdo Ariel Pink found solitude and calming notions in that statement.