Premiere: Rhye – The Fall (Live)

Simplicity and softness dominate this low-key, high-impact performance of the LA duo's stunning single.


Words by: Aimee Cliff

Rhye are an LA duo who make direct, striking love songs that sound like classics the instant you hear them.

Debut track Open was a quiet moment of heartfelt genius, and follow-up The Fall, revealed at the end of last month, has a way of getting under your skin that makes you believe that it was always there. With unwavering notes clinging to the listener like a stare, and shifting, shimmying beats underpinning the elegant instrumentation, the song is at once both fresh and familiar.

In this calm new format, performed live at a piano and with sparse strings, The Fall is even more immediately recognisable and arresting; as that voice wafts gently, smokily into earshot, something very special takes shape. Take a listen below.

‘The Fall’ EP is available now to download via Innovative Leisure in anticipation of Rhye’s full length debut to come in 2013.

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