A mosaic of emotive piano keys, physical percussion, buzzing analog synths, and expansive vocals, Rhye find humanity in musicality. Shrouded in mystery, the group first surfaced setting the Internet abuzz with ambiguous imagery, sophisticatedly sensual music videos, and that distinctive falsetto. Following the runaway online success of two initial singles, the critically acclaimed debut album Woman (Loma Vista Recordings) was released in 2013 and lauded by critics from Pitchfork (“Best New Album”) to The Guardian to New York Times.
Gifted songwriting, breathtaking vocals and deft instrumental arrangements combine to create an intoxicating blend of R&B influenced, deeply emotive music making the album a staple for provoking intimate moments.
Since the release of Woman, Rhye has relentlessly toured to establish a devoted global fanbase. Transforming what was once a studio project, the music has been elevated by a cast of accomplished multi-instrumentalists enrapturing crowds in theaters and festivals worldwide, highlighted by riveting sets at Coachella and Pitchfork Paris amongst many others.
As the band began writing in 2016, this expansive live show indelibly impacted the music for their second full-length album to be released early 2018. The first single ‘Please’ siphons a gorgeous vocal plea through a kaleidoscope of sparse percussion and piano that’s simultaneously stirring, stark, and sensual. It’s a new musical experience. It’s Rhye.