Rhye 2018 Beijing
Date: Nov 14 — 9 pm
Venue: Omni Space, Tianqiao South Street, Beijing
Rhye first surfaced in 2013 with the critically exalted debut album Woman. Under the cover of booming piano, analog synths, natural percussion, and heavenly vocals, the group quickly and quietly became a phenomenon garnering acclaim from Rolling Stone, Spin, and Pitchfork who dubbed it “Best New Album”. In their much-anticipated new album, Rhye returns with “Blood”, a deeply personal record of hope and experience. If Woman served as an ethereal, romantic serenade, Blood is a cathartic, purgative response to what happens when a relationship dissolves. It’s a collection of songs about the transformation that arrives in the aftermath of one relationship ending and another beginning. In picking yourself up and finding joy again. It’s physical sounding; quietly intense; earthy, even. More than that though, it’s a human record, of human emotion, that stands out at a time when music feels increasingly synthetic. No wonder he called it “Blood” — this is music to sustain you. Let’s step into the season of falling love with Rhye together.