When Rhye took to the stage earlier this year, there was an expectation set after you set foot into the performance room: Rhye didn’t appreciate fans speaking loudly and entering and leaving the performance area. Their sensual concoctions pay homage to romantic relationships. When in heat, you’re present in the moment, the vocals you’re delivering are hush, deliberate phrasing to arouse the moment further. A Rhye set is no different.
The vocal delivery is one part Sade and two parts seductress. On “Last Dance”, the groove begins immediately, and that’s before you even begin providing shivers to your partner. The bounce, with its horn stabs, lush beats, and so accessible sway set an immediate tone: I came here to get down.