This just in! Did some research. Rhye is a collaboration between Robin Hannibal and Mike Milosh.
New duo from Copenhagen & Toronto that sounds like Sade hanging out with Hercules And Love Affair, The XX & SBTRKT. These two explosively gifted musical minds hit it off instantly and connected on their love of 60’s soul music and classical soundtracks to their favorite movies. They connected on the idea that music could cut straight to the heart and sounds could raise your pulse was all that mattered. No attitudes, no gimmickry, no egos or rockstar posturing; just pure sounds from the soul which resulted in cinematic synth pop soul propelled by airtight grooves, wafting vocals and billowing strings. Rhye is a quiet explosion, a joyful contradiction of bittersweet- ness and hope, a soundtrack for all things left unsaid, and unfelt. Rhye captures lightning in a bottle, and sets it free again.
Who the fuck is Rhye? No one knows. They are playing a clever marketing game—we saw it in 2011 with The Weeknd—shadowing their music in an irresistible mystery. All that is known is they are a European duo and that this is not their first work. Apparently we already love whoever making this music. Their music sounds like an upbeat The xx to me.
Check out this sexy NSFW video and do some detective work of your own: http://bit.ly/yGEBhn
“Open” sits on the border between Architecture in Helsinki and Jai Paul – seriously, what with that hyper-minimalist backbeat that’ll have you all psyched for some artstep drum machine skittering before they go ahead and turn the tables completely into orchestral, horns-and-strings indie balladry. The result is a hyper-confessional, intimate, fragile slow-burner.”