Saturday, June 13, 2015

Dude (Sounds Like a Lady)

Two years ago I received an email from my good friend, Lisa, with "You'll like these" as its subject, some photos of our trip to Cebu and Davao, and a link to Rhye's SoundCloud page. I saved the pictures and clicked on the link. Soon I was digging the exquisite mix of musical instruments, the ethereal ambience on each track, and the sensual vocals and dreamlike harmonies. I was surprised however, to discover that the lead singer of the mysterious duo was actually a man. While some guys can do a high-pitched falsetto it could have your ears quite confused, Rhye's Mike Milosh possesses a natural alto, and his smooth voice has drawn a number of comparisons to Sade and Tracey Thorn.

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