ADAM MELCHOR: CONCERT REVIEW (NASHVILLE, TN)

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Adam Melchor and Briston Maroney

ADAM MELCHOR ENVELOPS THE CROWD IN A HARMONY OF EMOTIONAL CRUTCHES AND VIVACIOUS ENERGY. THERE IS A SIMPLICITY TO MELCHOR’S STYLE THAT REQUIRES NO INTRODUCTION, NOR INVITATION. EACH INDIVIDUAL AUTOMATICALLY JOINS THIS COMMUNITY THAT THIS ARTIST HAS CREATED WITHIN A SINGLE MOMENT OF STAGE PRESENCE. THERE IS A SOFTNESS ON STAGE WITH A SIMULTANEOUS CONTRAST OF DYNAMIC MUSICIANSHIP. THE INNATE TALENT OF THE ARTIST IS EVIDENT, BUT IT IS HIS PRESENCE AND DISPOSITION THAT BREAKS DOWN THE INVISIBLE WALL THAT SEPARATES THE CROWD FROM THE SOUND. 

ADAM MELCHOR’S SETLIST IS APTLY STRUCTURED TO FEATURE THE MAJORITY OF HIS RECENT ALBUM, “MELCHOR LULLABY HOTLINE VOL. 1,” WHILE FEATURING WHAT HE DUBBED AS THE “GREATEST HITS.” HE COMPLIMENTED THE SAD NATURE OF HIS TRACKS WITH WITTY BANTER, CASUALLY COVERING VARIOUS TOPICS FROM ANXIETY ABOUT DEATH TO CHARLIE PUTH ANECDOTES. HIS DISPOSITION, HOWEVER, IS EASYGOING AND CHARMING.

MELCHOR’S RAW VOCALS RIVAL THOSE AT THE TOP OF THE INDUSTRY, AND WHEN PAIRED WITH HIS FIERCE MUSICIANSHIP, HE IS A WORTHY COMPETITOR. HIS DISPOSITION, HOWEVER, IS EASYGOING AND CHARMING. HE IS PERSUASIVE, YET DELIGHTFUL WHEN PULLING THE CROWD IN. THERE IS A BUZZ AND PURPOSE IN EACH NOTE. HIS VOCAL’S BEAUTIFUL JUXTAPOSITION OF RASPY AND SMOOTH TONES INSTIGATE AN ELECTRIC INITIAL CONNECTION, CARRIED ON THROUGH THE SHOW DESPITE THE LONGEVITY OF THE TOUR. 

THERE IS A BLISSFUL ESSENCE OF AUTHENTICITY THAT RADIATES FROM MELCHOR AND IS EVER-PRESENT IN HIS MUSIC. THE SENSE OF COMFORT IN THE WHIRLWIND OF MELODIES AND TEMPOS THROUGHOUT THE SET ENERGIZES THE CROWD. WITH A SETTLED DISCERNMENT OF THE ACCEPTANCE OF AFFECTION, EMPATHY, AND CONNECTION THROUGHOUT, IT FEELS MELCHOR HAS CURATED THE MOST WELCOMING PREGAME OF ALL TIME.