Rhye Announces New Album, Out 1/22/2021, & Presents New Single

Rhye, the project of Los Angeles-based musician Michael Milosh, announces his new album, Home, out January 22nd on Loma Vista Recordings, and shares the album’s lead single/video, “Black Rain.” Following 2018’s BloodHome is centered around the idea of home as the core of creativity and community. It’s familiar in its synthesis of propulsive beats, orchestral flourishes, piano ruminations and sultry, gender-nonconforming vocals, but never have they sounded more cohesive or alive.
A skittering movement within Rimsky-Korsakov’s Scheherazade served as inspiration for “Black Rain”’s almost ballet-esque and very Russian-sounding string arrangements, and to imbue the song with a classic rock quality, he tracked the drums with a ’50s era three-piece Ludwig kit. “It has this 80s version of disco, like the way Quincy Jones was interpreting disco,” Milosh explains. The song is presented via a dance interpretation by the actor Aaron Taylor-Johnson (TenetKickass), directed by Sam Taylor-Johnson.
Since the release of Rhye’s 2013 debut Woman, Milosh mostly lived on the road, playing up to one hundred shows a year and decamping in Toronto, Montreal, Thailand, the Netherlands, Germany and Los Angeles. On the heels of some major life changes, including a new relationship with Genevieve Medow-Jenkins, he yearned for a more permanent space, a balm for the restless spirit and a place to simply be.
Over the last two years, Milosh and Medow-Jenkins have produced a series of live events called Secular Sabbath, centered on consciousness-raising ambient music, meditation, massage and community, recently broadcast from their actual home throughout the pandemic. Acting as a space for Milosh’s improvisational experimentation with voice and sound, Secular Sabbath in turn inspired much of the work on this new record, creating a fluid correlation between music and home. 
Written throughout 2019 and early 2020, Home was recorded at United Recording Studios, Revival at The Complex (Earth, Wind, & Fire), as well as Milosh’s home studio, and mixed by Alan Moulder (Nine Inch Nails, Interpol, My Bloody Valentine).

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