We have, nearly five years after the debut release of Woman, new music from Rhye and word of a new album, due next year on Loma Vista. (Given the recent tour announcement that has them hitting the road in February, it's probably safe to say that the album will come not too long after the new year.)

On, "Taste," the reserved, understated and brilliant soul from Woman is still firmly, thankfully, at the heart of the project. Its keyboards feel caressed, just barely pressed, while a steady tapping beat — more a gentle heartbeat — carries the tune, with flourishes of woodwinds like an outgoing tide. Rhye's whispers still feel refreshing, and at the opposite end of the usual thump of dance-oriented music.

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