Video: Rhyme – BE

Rhyme is an Australian born, Tokyo based experimental artist and poet who has just hit my radar. Her new track BE is a rebuttal to the established systems and hierarchies of the world.

By Graeme Smith

In a visualiser where she’s backed by her band of four lizard men who represent heavenly guardians, Rhyme delivers her message with vocals that have the strength and clarity of diamonds. A steady electro beat drives things while samples, horns and countdowns fade in and out. It’s all a little otherworldly, though feels right at home in these strange times in which we live.

I wasn’t surprised to learn that Rhyme’s music has featured in Japanese manga – it’s just the right vibe. Check out BE below. The playlist also features her poetry, some behind the scenes commentary and alternative version of the track.