The Brazil to NYC transplant Ilyana has nailed an idea that is as sentimental as it is relatable in “Love Me Right.” She makes her ByTheWavs debut here today with the single, featuring a hefty level of dynamism that is enjoyable to highlight. Thought the beat may be bright and upbeat, the message highlights a complexity almost everyone interacts with or at least thinks about during their time on earth. The end testament the listener is left with in “Love Me Right,” comes down to is: the hardship of finding that person who is a fit with you on a romantic level. Everything can seem so right and in sync at the beginning, but as time passes our less-guarded, truer self begin to come out and what love is meant between the two parties is put to the test.
Boasting a background of songwriting focused of a wide variety of genres while also having a skillset in many areas of instrumentalism, Ilyana is well equipped for the job she finds herself in. Thumping deep house lines support soul-stirring piano chords as the tension that’s been stewing in this artist has finally come out for the world to take in.
Ilyana is several releases deep into this alias, her Spotify offering up a nice bunch of a releases that all fall into a similar spectrum sonically, while all showcasing distinctive elements simultaneously. Listening to what her streaming platforms have to offer, “Love Me Right,” fits right in with her past songs and marks yet another rich corner of this solo acts journey.