Returning with their first new song in four years, downtempo R&B duo Rhye have unveiled the music video for the new track entitled, “Please,” and it’s quite the sensual lullaby. In a niche of alt-R&B that has become deeply saturated by anyone with access to a synthesizer, Rhye has been one to stand out, making waves back in 2013 with their debut Woman. Marrying the lush intimacy of lead singer Milosh’s vocals–which move like a lover’s fingertips across your skin–with muted percussion claps and dwindling piano melody, at first glance, the song deviates little from Rhye’s past efforts. Quietly explosive across its ever-deepening crescendos of strings and dexterous keyboard twinkles, the black and white video enthralls you in that necessary extra layer of stirring emotionality. The film’s dancers move with such a natural coy affection that it seems almost hyper-realistic–with the movement of each individual body part a plea for physical tenderness.
But “Please” is only the first stepping stone for Rhye’s paced movement away from Woman. Milosh has always elicited the varying degrees of human intimacy with his hoarsely delicate croons, but the band promises something more psychedelic and soulful for their next record.