Rhye composes an ode to the bliss of young love on “Helpless”

Photo by Emma Marie Jenkinson

One of the big (and more positive) themes in the art and music being made in isolated quarantine right now is an appreciation and affirmation of the importance of art in our lives in moments of paralyzing crisis. Rhye‘s new single “Helpless” and its accompanying video captures all the blissfulness of falling in love–the way we relish in experiencing other’s worlds and dreams.

The film, directed by Rhye (Michael Milosh) and Genevieve Medow-Jenkins, follows a tender love story between two young lovers who by chance, happenstance, and an obvious appreciation for outdoor art excursions, begin to fall in love.

Rhye’s delicate croons soundtrack the two-lovers drive through the hills of L.A. as space-age nostalgia offers the film a timeless allure, honing in on the delicate intimacy that’s kindled between them by their shared love of the life they have to offer. And in that same way, Milosh’s collaboration with his partner, Medow-Jenkins, and by extension, their collaboration with the actors Conor Leslie and Xuly Williams (son of dancer, director, and choreographer Fatima Robinson, also featured in the film), is a celebration of the absolute joy we can elicit and create because of one another–even when we feel isolated and separated, it’s absolutely possible.

“The video for ‘Helpless’ evokes our earliest memories of being young and dreaming up what love and joy could look like,” says Milosh. Medow-Jenkins adds: “Creating art like this video, made with our closest friends, has been the greatest joy of our quarantine. We hope it can inspire you to dream what love and joy can look for your life now: through friendship, family, or a perfect stranger.”

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Watch the video for Rhye’s new song “Helpless”

Rhye Rescheduled Tour Dates:
Tue. April 6 – Dublin, IE @ Academy
April 7 – London, UK @ Roundhouse
April 9 – Zurich, CH @ Kaufleuten
April 10 – Munich, DE @ Technikum
April 12 – Warsaw, PL @ Teatr Palladium
April 13 – Berlin, DE @ Astra
April 14 – Hamburg, DE @ Mojo
April 16 – Stockholm, SE @ Berns
April 17 – Copenhagen, DK @ Vega
April 18 – Copenhagen, DK @ Vega
April 20 – Cologne, DE @ Kantine
April 21 – Rotterdam, NL @ Maasilo
April 22 – Amsterdam, NL @ Melkweg
April 24 – Brussels, BE @ Cirque Royale
April 25 – Paris, FR @ Casino de Paris

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