Rhye is an R&B musical duo based in Los Angeles, California. Its members are Canadian singer Milosh and Danish instrumentalist Robin Hannibal. They released singles “Open” and “The Fall” online without much detail that led to speculation about the band. Their debut album, Woman, was released 4 March 2013.
In June 2013, the album was longlisted for the 2013 Polaris Music Prize. Rhye’s songs are represented by Downtown Music Publishing.
In 2010, Hannibal was working on some Quadron materials and was tipped about Milosh’s work through their common record label. He contacted Mike Milosh, living in Berlin at the time to fly to Copenhagen, Denmark. The two musicians spent a week together in the studio recording three tracks for their first collaboration. They became mutually appreciative of each other’s music.
Eventually Hannibal moved to Los Angeles to pursue his career there. As it happened, Milosh had also gone to the States independently. Based on their earlier cooperation in Denmark, the two agreed to continue cooperating, forming the duo Rhye, initially as an internet-based mystery, posting several singles online, but without providing any background information or contact details. Their online postings for “Open” and “The Fall”, both romantic soul-pop renditions, garnered attention and following. The songs were accompanied by sensual and high-quality shot videos.