Today, Rhye shares Rhye: Live At Massey Hall – a stunning, intimate look at lead, Michael Milosh, and his sold-out hometown show at the historic venue in Toronto on March 5, 2018. The live film celebrates one year since Rhye’s performance during a tour supporting acclaimed sophomore album, Blood, released on February 2, 2018 via Last Gang Records. The album is nominated for two JUNO awards, including Alternative Album of the Year and Album Artwork of the Year. Watch the video here.
Rhye’s sophomore album, Blood, was released to immense praise, with The Guardian calling it a “perfectly judged sepulchral take on R&B” and NME proclaiming it a “triumph.” Blood sees the rebirth of Rhye and Milosh coming into himself fully-formed while staying true to what NPR called the “reserved, understated and brilliant soul” of the project. Noisey celebrated it as “an album to dance to…and one to bring close to your heart, to your perceptions and subjections.” Exclaim! dubbed the album “mood music” in their February 2018 issue, where Rhye was featured as their cover story.
Rhye saw 2018 as a year of non-stop touring, including sold out headline performances at Massey Hall (Toronto), Corona Theatre (Montreal), Vogue Theatre (Vancouver), along with headline festival appearances at Hillside Festival, Westward Festival, Calgary Folk Festival, Winnipeg Folk Festival, and Mile End Festival. Key performances at Austin City Limits, Bumbershoot, Lowlands, Primavera, Pukkelpop, and more saw Rhye traverse to share the music with a global fanbase.
Last November, Rhye released the follow up, Blood Remixed, featuring 14 songs from Blood, as re-imagined by RY X, Moon Boots, Mano Le Tough, Poolside, Jacques Greene, Little Dragon, llangelo, amongst others. Rhye is currently working on new music, set for release in 2019.
Tune into the 2019 JUNO Awards on Sunday, March 17 to catch a live broadcast of the nominations.