Watch: Shirtless and Buff Aaron Taylor-Johnson Shows his Dance Moves in New Rhye Video

Thursday November 5, 2020

Aaron Taylor-Young in the music video for Rhye's song "Black Rain"
Aaron Taylor-Young in the music video for Rhye's song "Black Rain"  (Source:YouTube)

The collaborative R&B music artist Rhye|Rhye appeared on the music scene in 2012 with an air of mystery. Initially, Rhye was a music project between Canadian artist Milosh (Michael Milosh) and Danish instrumentalist Robin Hannibal who released an EP of three tracks with no backstory about the artist. Many thought Rhye was a woman and the mystery as to their identity only added to the confusion.

Their high quality, sexy videos made them buzz-worthy; but Milosh and Hannibal parted ways due to their career conflicts, and Milosh developed Rhye as an artist focused on live performances. The project released a second album, "Blood," in 2018 to much acclaim.

Now ahead of the release of their third album, "Home," scheduled for release in January 2021, Rhye has released a thirst-trappy video featuring Hollywood hunk Aaron Taylor-Johnson dancing shirtless in a four-minute, continuous take.

The track called "Black Rain" is described by Rolling Stone as a "slow-funk track," according to Rolling Stone. "It has this Eighties version of disco, like the way Quincy Jones was interpreting disco," Milosh said of the song in a statement. Adding to the Eighties vibe is Taylor-Johnson's very retro handlebar mustache and long, curly hair.

"Sam Taylor-Johnson directed the homemade video," adds Rolling Stone, "with Milosh serving as director of photography." Sam Taylor-Young is the British film director who cast Aaron Taylor-Young in her film bio of John Lennon, "Nowhere Man," in 2009. They became romantically involved and married in 2012. Subsequently, he appeared in such films as "Savages," both "Kick-Ass" movies, and "Nocturnal Animals," for which he won a Golden Globe for Best Supporting Actor.

"Home" was "written over the past year and eventually recorded at Los Angeles' United Recording Studios, Revival at the Complex as well as Milosh's home studio using the singer's "carefully-curated arsenal of toys and sonic references," a passion that first developed when he studied the cello under his father," adds Rolling Stone.

"My dad, a really sweet, gentle, and inclusive guy, was into this idea of feeling something through playing just one note without a melody, that exchange of energy. We would talk about how music doesn't mean anything if you can't make the listener feel it," Milosh said in a statement. "I'm always trying to always accomplish musical goals that are connected to the way I listened to and interact with music as a child."

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