Review // Rhye – Woman

Rhye
Woman
Polydor // March 4th

 

People are going to hear this, and they’re going to say ‘dinner party’, they’re going to say this is the sound of polite conversation and cheeseboard deliberation. Dig deeper though, and you’ll find more nuance and subtlety than most other records burdened with that coffee table accusation. Tinged with loneliness, guilt, honesty and regret, and dominated by MIke Milosh’s astonishing vocal, this record works as a downbeat companion to Jessie Ware’s ‘Devotion’, and even if it never quite gnaws into your heart like that record, it still deserves more than soundtracking that Stilton or Cornish Yarg decision.