London-based Canadian producer, singer and songwriter Rhi will release her sophomore LP, The Pale Queen, on October 4. This LP is a follow-up to her debut, Reverie, which was critically acclaimed and featured on BBC Radio 1, BBC 6Music, KCRW, The Independent, Clash and Complex.
“With all my tracks, I start with a beat and a melody and the lyrics will come once the music feels right”, says Rhi (aka Rhiannon Bouvier). Taking its name from the David Foster Wallace novel (‘The Pale King’), Rhi’s second LP pairs simmering production with hip-hop influences driven by bass heavy beats, as Rhi creates a space for herself to evolve, both lyrically and musically, exposing each track as more honest and open than the last… “When I listen to Reverie now, it feels like I’m listening to an earlier version of myself”.
Check out Rhi’s first single and music video, “Swagger,” from her upcoming The Pale Queen LP:
Alongside producers like Noah Shebib, aka 40, for his part in Drakes’ If You’re Reading This It’s Too Late and Burial’s emotionally intelligent and atmospheric creations, Rhi has previously cited Arca for his production on FKA Twigs’ EP2 as playing an instrumental part in inspiring her self-produced releases. “The music I listen to does of course influence me, especially in terms of my production.” Rhi explains, “I’ve been listening to a lot of rap and hip-hop since my last release – particularly from the UK scene – and other styles such as chill-hop, trap and phonk as well as lots of beat and bass driven music. I try not to be too deliberate with a song, I just let it come naturally.”
Pre-order The Pale Queen here.
Source: Press Release