Rhye cover Procol Harum’s “A Whiter Shade of Pale”: Stream

R&B outfit reimagines the 1967 hit for Spotify session

Stream Rhye cover "A Whiter Shade of Pale"
Rhye, photo by Autumn Andel

    Rhye returned earlier this year with their sophomore album, BLOOD. The follow-up to their 2013 breakthrough debut, Woman, marked the first release since the departure of founding member Robin Hannibal.

    In support of the LP, the R&B outfit has spent a good chunk of 2018 on the road. During a recent off day, they hit the studio to record a Spotify Singles session. The resulting two-song release boasts a cover of “A Whiter Shade of Pale”, the debut hit single from British act Procol Harum, originally put out in 1967.

    Although Rhye stick with the original’s soothing pop characteristics, Milosh’s unique vocals take their rendition to another level entirely. There’s something sensual about his voice here, but also icy in the way that a cold winter breeze will immediately grab hold of your attention.


    Check out the session below, which also includes a new in-studio version of BLOOD track “Taste”.

    Rhye will be on tour throughout the end of October, playing shows in Europe and North America, as well as multiple festival dates. Find their full itinerary below.


    Rhye 2018 Tour Dates:
    07/14 – Guelph, ON @ Hillside Festival
    07/19 – San Diego, CA @ The Observatory
    07/20 – San Francisco, CA @ The Warfield
    07/25 – Santa Cruz, CA @ The Catalyst Club
    07/26 – Calgary, AB @ Calgary Folk Music Festival
    07/28 – Portland, OR @ Revolution Hall
    07/29 – Portland, OR @ Revolution Hall
    08/04 – Moscow, RU @ Afisha Picnic Festival
    08/07 – Sesto Al Reghena, IT @ Piazza Castello
    08/09 – Gothenburg, SE @ Way Out West Festival
    08/10 – Bueftea, RO @ Night Picnic Festival
    08/14 – Berlin, DE @ Astra
    08/15 – Cologne, DE @ Gloria
    08/17 – Hasselt, BE @ Pukkelpop Festival
    08/18 – Biddinghuizen, NL @ Lowlands Festival
    08/19 – Hamburg, DE @ Dockville Festival
    08/21 – Vilnius, LT @ Vilnius University
    08/31 – Seattle, WA @ Bumbershoot Festival
    09/01 – Montreal, QC @ Mile Ex End Musique Festival
    09/15 – Vancouver, BC @ Westward Festival
    10/12-14 – Austin, TX @ Austin City Limits
    10/15 – Denver, CO @ Gothic Theatre
    10/16 – Phoenix, AZ @ The Van Buren
    10/18 – Pomona, CA @ The Glass House
    10/19 – San Luis Obispo, CA @ The Fremont Theater
    10/20 – Sacramento, CA @ Ace of Spades