Spark Houston is seeing ‘Red’ in iconic new release
Emerging artist Spark Houston could easily find his name in lights within a matter of months if ‘Red‘ is anything to go by.
Taken from his debut EP of the same name, ‘Red’ showcases his feelings towards confrontation, competition and ambition.
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.”
Blending hip-hop with a gentle alternative rock instrumentation led by a grit-filled guitar line, ‘Red’ is a statement that Houston means business.
Letting the lyrics flow and emotions run high, the production was done by Versus Beats, with oversight from Houston’s main collaborator NAWMS – who’s produced every other track on all of the upcoming projects.