Written by Lauren Rosier
The Chicago-based alternative-rock musician, Blake Red, has been gaining popularity through the release of her singles, “Follow Me,” and “The Cradle.”
Now Red is releasing an EP titled The Cradle, which explores various themes of redemption and resurrection in life, The Cradle is a story of rebirth.
The EP opens with the title track and rock tune, “The Cradle,” a great rock song with awesome guitar parts and riffs. I can definitely imagine her playing live rock shows in L.A. and really jamming out with a live audience. I can imagine her energy at a live rock show would be impeccable.
The next song on the EP is “This Reincarnation,” which is a heavy rock song about her growing in life, starting over, and having a reincarnation of life, a new opportunity. She understands how to create a DIY, raw, rock song that speaks her truth to her listeners.
The final track on her EP is her single, “Follow Me.” This song shows a different side of Red. She shows off a softer side, but it doesn’t mean that it doesn’t hit hard when it needs to. At the beginning of the song, the track starts off with a rhythmic guitar paired with a scrolling drumbeat.
The lyrics of the song set the tone: “I dreamt of taking you away, I wish my mind would just obey, but my life is full of gray.” The predicted explosion of hard-hitting energy occurs and then the chorus comes and Red’s vocals are front and center. The track, overall, is an emotional ballad in which she’s able to get a lot off her chest.
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