Roy Orbison’s three sons all inherited their father’s talent, and love for everything musical but, until now, never got to make music with their father. Using modern technology Wesley, Roy Jr. and Alex Orbison have created a brand new song, using samples from their father, when he was alive.
The song is intended to coincide with the 25th anniversary reissue of Roy Orbison’s last album, Mystery Girl, and features an old vocal track for the song named The Way Is Love. The vocals were originally recorded on a boombox, and were then converted and enhanced with instrumentation by co-producer John Carter Cash.
Alex Orbison spoke to reporters about how making the new song brought him and his siblings closer: “It really brought us closer together in a lot of ways. We were able to finish it up and get it out by Father’s Day, too, which was obviously special to us.”
The reissued album is set to hit stores on May 20, and the new song featuring Roy Orbison, The Way is Love, is one of nine other previously unheard songs.
Even though Roy Orbison’s sons may not have been able to actually make music with their father before his death, nearly 25 years later they are able to tighten their bond as a family and support each other as brothers.
Alex Orbison added that once he and his siblings got together to make the album they had so much fun doing it, they simply didn’t want to stop recording. He even went as far as to say that he and his brothers has too much fun:
“We all just wanted to not stop recording. That was the first thing: ‘When are we going to do an Orbison Brothers record? We had so much fun. It was really too much fun,” he said.