What is psychedelic music and how has it evolved? Psych utilizes a few select instruments to expressly explore emotions that words and vocals can’t. By layering, distorting, and soloing, psych rock drives us to look inward. Not to think, but to feel. Feel for dimensions that rarely come to the surface. Before you think that pop music helps us find joy or sadness in a similar way. Consider that psych rock involves a much broader range of emotions. Not so much extremes on opposite ends of each other, but gray areas that are hard to define. It’s a good feeling. It’s an excited feeling. It might be a dark feeling. Psych music, without taking drugs, opens our minds to a world of feeling without words.