I’ve reached the point in life where my hearing is quite bad. I can hear the melody, the rhythm, beat, etc. but the words are often noise. This means, if there is musical quality to the vocal the voice is a musical instrument. I can enjoy the music just fine. I really don’t give a damn what they are singing about but then I can look up the lyrics on the internet if I think they might be interesting.
The days of songs with a good story are gone thanks to streaming where it is pay per play. Three shitty songs get payed three times as musch as one long good song. Why make good music?