We are pleased to announce that Billions now represents Rhye. The band is comprised of two people living in different cities who happened to cross paths at the right time and place. What started as a mutual love for each others music, turned into a three-song collaboration, and eventually formulated into a full-length album, which will be released on Innovative Leisure. The Guardian describes the band’s sound as, “soul abstracted and updated.” Listen to and watch a video for the band’s track, “Open”.
“This is the sound of soul abstracted and updated, abstracted from its original coarse sources in the 60s and smoothly updated to incorporate many of the touches and techniques available to the modern recording artist… the music is quietly fabulous” – The Guardian
“Those who already know the electronic duo are likely acquainted with their song ‘Open,’ a tantalizing track that boasts perfectly prurient lyrics channeled through a soft spoken, Sade-esque coo, along with calm, cadenced production that may call to mind a more contented, funkified The xx.” – Interview Magazine
“Their first offering ‘Open’ sits on the border between Architecture in Helsinki and Jai Paul – seriously, what with that hyper-minimalist backbeat that’ll have you all psyched for some artstep drum machine skittering before Rhye go ahead and turn the tables completely into orchestral, horns-and-strings indie balladry. The result is a hyper-confessional, intimate, fragile slow-burner” – Pretty Much Amazing
Warning: This video is NSFW viewing.