“The Way That You Are” by Elion Melody is a texturally rich R&B song full of brilliant chord choices and smooth vocals. As Elion toggles between fast-paced, syllabic phrases and soulful, legato melodies, he creates the perfect dynamic arc. If you’re looking for an upbeat, effortlessly cool love song to add to your summer playlist, this one will doubtlessly do the trick.
It begins with a slew of unique synth strings. Each chord provides a new layer to the atmosphere as it passes by, eventually culminating in a slick drum groove. Elion ad-libs over the intro until the lyrics fall into place: “The way that you walk with such purpose.” The two-note melody drapes itself over the chords casually, enlivened by doubles and clean vocal editing. The instrumentation remains simple yet groovy, giving this first chorus a lot of warmth and soul.
The verse enters with some quick-fire lyricism and delightful call-and-response background vocals. It’s a nice juxtaposition to the lengthy, catchy melodies of the chorus. As the song progresses, we’re gifted with a sprinkling of extra instrumentation, more adoring lyrics, and an impressive, high-energy performance from Elion. By the last, a cappella vocals, you’re left feeling—quite plainly—good. “The Way That You Are” is just a feel-good, lighthearted R&B masterpiece.
Be sure to give Elion Melody a follow and a listen on your choice of social media platform or streaming service. You’ll be glad you got to know his elegant, musically gratifying style.
Written by Alyce Lindberg
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