Rhye – “Open” [Acoustic Performance] | New Music

We brought you the amazing original studio version of this track by LA-based duo Rhye last month, which I’ve been loving non-stop since. It was a nice surprise then to come across this stunning acoustic version, simply titled “Open, in the living room” on YouTube (via Put Me On It on Twitter) today.

It’s an incredible, stripped-down version of one of the best songs of the year – just a few basic piano chords and a hair-raising, beautifully nuanced Sade-esque vocal – it’s really something special; so much so that I’m not even remotely offended by the glut of superlatives I’ve used to describe it. Lovethissomuch.