Rhye’s new eight-track piano project, Spirit, follows his JUNO-award winning sophomore album Blood. Born out of falling in love with playing the piano again, Spirit captures the subtle magic of gentle moments.
"About a year and a half ago, my girlfriend surprised me with a borrowed piano," Milosh says. "It wasn’t in the best shape, but it made itself at home in my apartment and I started playing it every morning… just messing around at first, but it slowly became a morning ritual I couldn’t shake." Out of the many sketches, Spirit started to take shape. "It's a collection of songs I did alone in the studio with just a piano, intertwined with collaborations with some of my favorite piano-based musicians."
One such musician is Dan Wilson (formerly of Semisonic with co-writing credit on Adele's "Someone Like You"), who co-wrote Needed. On the track, Milosh and Wilson's songwriting chemistry is evident.
Elsewhere on Spirit, Ólafur Arnalds adds plush piano chords and lilting melodies to the relaxed, beat-driven, Patience, while Thomas Bartlett layers wistful, dancing piano refrains to the project's yearning finale, Save Me, which he co-wrote and arranged with Milosh.
Digital Release Date: May 10, 2019
Vinyl: Limited edition baby blue vinylTracklisting:
- Malibu Nights
- Green Eyes
- Wicked Dreams
- Save Me