Music review of the newest single from Blake Red, “Follow Me.” Moody, alt rock with an 80s vibe…feels like summer in L.A.!
Blake Red’s gorgeous vocals, crashing drums, spiralling harmonies, and dark piercing guitar are all yearning and pinning, and softly broken. She has a husky, deep, Kim Wilde kind of voice…and a passing resemblance too. But ”Follow Me is definitely darker, less pop, more angst.
Twanging melodic breaks, simple message, full of sorrow and regret, an absolutely perfect song to watch the sunset on a deserted beach. Then the guitar crashes in with walls of crushing regret and fierce longing. Brilliant!!!!
“Follow Me” is a song for wearing black leather and torn, well-loved jeans that you stole from an old lover as you left him tearful and pining. Not that I have any direct experience or anything.
It’s a great song, gloriously sung. Tight, purposeful production and meaningful heartrending lyrics. This means something to Blake. You can tell by the restraint and the buried pain in her voice. So Kim Wilde with a dash of Shirley Manson.
Either way she’s made something for herself here, and a truly iconic track for the moody, treacherous times we find ourselves in….loved it!!!! More please!
Musicians: Blake Red (all instruments)
Produced by: Blake Red