Coming to Detroit: Rhye Breaks Down New Album “Blood” Ahead of El Club Tour Date

“Very early on, I knew I wanted it to be a very live sounding record.”

Mike Milosh / photo courtesy of Rhye

It’s been five years since critically-acclaimed band Rhye arrived on the scene with their debut album “Woman” in 2013.

Ahead of their Detroit stop on March 6th at El Club, the band led by musician, producer and songwriter Mike Milosh has returned with their excellent sophomore record Blood, which finds the band tapping into the live energy of their shows on the new album.

WDET’s Ryan Patrick Hooper spoke with Milosh about the new album.

“It took about two and half years to write the record,” Milosh says of Blood. “Very early on, I knew I wanted it to be a very live sounding record because I wanted to be very connected to the live show.” 

Click on the audio player above for the full conversation. 

Rhye tracks featured in this piece:
“Open” from Rhye’s 2013 album Woman

“Waste” from Rhye’s 2018 album Blood

“Song For You” from Rhye’s 2018 album Blood

“Phoenix” from Rhye’s 2018 album Blood


  • Ryan Patrick Hooper
    Ryan Patrick Hooper is the award-winning host of "In the Groove" on 101.9 WDET-FM Detroit’s NPR station. Hooper has covered stories for the New York Times, NPR, Detroit Free Press, Hour Detroit, SPIN and Paste magazine.