Taken from his new debut EP of the same name, ‘Red‘ may have only been out in the world for a number of days but it’s certainly shaping the way for Spark Houston’s fantastic career ahead. If future releases are anything like this new one, fans are in for a real, heartfelt treat. Showcasing his often troublesome relationship with confrontation, competition and ambition, ‘Red’ comes across as confident and everything you’d want from a debut.
Going into depth about the release, Houston shares, “Red is my competition, my drive, my energy and my bravado. In polychrome as a whole project (split amongst three EPS – Red, Blue, and Green) Red is the manic high before the crash of the depressing blue. Red is me rapping as well as anyone alive, knowing entirely that there is no human force that can stop me. Red is high octane. Red is lewd”
In the hook when the line “Red mine, red mine, red yours” is said, it’s an invitation for all of us, both myself and the listeners, to soak in the atmosphere of my intensity. The pitch shifted voice is used as a motif on red, hinting that, although it feels good to be in a place of righteous anger, that perhaps there is a darker element, a morose, a sadness, to that kind of energy. All of that, however, will be more adequately explained on the next EP, Blue.