SOTD – The Fall by Rhye

Not every vocalist looks the way they sound, and frankly, I thought that Rhye was fronted by a woman the first several time I heard them. Some may see that comment as excessively judgmental, but it is actually intended as a compliment. With a voice at a natural tenor, ¬†Canadian singer Michael Milosh holds a powerfully high tone that makes every track seem like a casual showcase. The ease of such vocals combined with light and purposely repressed¬†piano and percussion patterns leads “The Fall” to leave listeners in a state of subconscious sublimity.

This week is on fire with brilliant videography. In today’s snippet of cinema, the soft-tempered main character is stuck in a seemingly eternal daydream about a girl he once knew. While the girl he now has relations with is by no means a bad person, he finds the replacement of his past lover an impossibility. Partially rooted by his playful immaturity, his¬†inability to let go of this overbearing precedent is thoroughly illustrated by several key signs, including his generally distant manner, the action of opening his eyes mid-kiss, and the concluding scene where he went on a nostalgically inspired bike ride just to experience some sort of significant and enjoyable feeling outside his own head.

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