26/02/2018: Blood – Rhye

Get your candles lit. Your mood lights on. Lay down in bed and absorb.

With Milosh now riding the Rhye train by himself, this new album delves into his stories and the descent of relationships. One relationship being former band member Robin Hannibal and another being his wife of 4 years.

There’s no doubt that the impressive silky vocals of Milosh are  the key factor in why this album has a hypnotic atmosphere surrounding it. But whilst Rhye’s androgynous vocal style stands out from the crowd in this live band driven album, the special moments in the instrumentation are what brings it all together. The distant funky guitar in ‘Feel Your Weight’, encompassing horns on ‘Song For You’ and flavourful guitar licks in the last minutes of ‘Phoenix’.

Rhye continued the R&B influences in this ethereal album following on the style from debut album ‘Woman’. However this album presents a more natural feel – even as simply as a more natural sounding handclap in ‘Blood Knows’. This album is how I imagine Malia’s (previous album of the week artist) debut album may sound – thick smooth harmonies, an underlying groove through all the tracks, including the more timid ones, and delectable combination of acoustic and electronic instruments.

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