Rhye – Helpless

Album: Helpless

© 2020 Loma Vista Recordings.
℗ 2020 Loma Vista Recordings.

Rhye — the project of Canadian-born JUNO Award-winner, Michael Milosh — releases a new slinky, R&B number, Helpless, with an accompanying video directed by his partner, Genevieve Medow-Jenkins.

Following the recently released Beautiful, which “starts with a throb of strings before cohering around a sharp beat and muscular bass line, distantly echoing solo Bryan Ferry tracks from the early Eighties” (Rolling Stone), Helpless focuses on love in its most intimate and romantic form. With his distinct countertenor, Milosh chronicles the desire to “write a million love songs,” not as a grand gesture but an everyday promise. His voice glides over an euphonious blend of percussion, string arrangements, and a flurry of synths and keys.

Shot around their hometown of Los Angeles, the Helpless video champions the creative connection between Milosh and Medow-Jenkins. It features actress Conor Leslie, dancer, director and choreographer Fatima Robinson, and Fatima’s son Xuly Williams. “The video for ‘Helpless’ evokes our earliest memories of being young and dreaming up what love and joy could look like,” says Milosh. Medow-Jenkins adds: “Creating art like this video, made with our closest friends, has been the greatest joy of our quarantine. We hope it can inspire you to dream what love and joy can look for your life now: through friendship, family, or a perfect stranger.”

Recently, Milosh and Diplo collaborated on XII, a track off of Diplo’s first ever ambient album, MMXX. Originally only available via the Calm app, the album is out everywhere now. Additionally, Milosh has been performing livestreams as part of the LA-based creative community, Secular Sabbath, including Corona Sabbath with Diplo, as well as morning ambient performances and a sunrise serenade with Joseph August. Secular Sabbath initially focused on live ambient music events, but has expanded with a range of offerings.{Last Gang}