A simple melody is sometimes all the listener needs.
The listener has a sensation of wading into the ebbing music, an undisturbed current flows past and nudges gently at them, expressing itself in a small way that encourages them to follow. Simple melodies often repeated with a slowly saddening emphasis serve to punctuate the song in places and in others, it allows the vocals to carry on, barely touching their gentle movement.
A distinctly acoustic feel evokes images of long ago days where chores took all day and singing passed the time, out in isolated places where few families lived. These sweet combinations of tones take time and knowledge of each other’s voices.
The listener may remain distant from this group, listening from a far, over a divide of distance and what seems like time, existing together but not disturbing each other.