Anticipating their long-awaited studio album after three years, Red has unveiled the potent single “Surrogates,” a symbolic precursor to their upcoming musical chapter. With this single, the band unveils a thematic canvas that brings real-world issues into the limelight. As they pave the way for their imminent era, the album, titled RATED R, is poised for release on September 29th, representing their second independent album venture.
“Surrogates” stands as a masterful fusion of metal and rock, embellished with intricate drum work and electrifying guitar strains. However, beneath this sonic surface, the lyrical underpinnings delve even deeper.
The song commences in a tumultuous symphony of auditory chaos—a tapestry woven with snippets of news reports and a sound reminiscent of a bee swarm. Then suddenly, as if beckoned by a clarion call, the bedlam abruptly dissipates, making way for the introduction of the melodic core. The song progressively unfolds, underpinned by a rhythmic foundation and compelling drum cadence. The vocals navigate through an array of tonal shades and bass variations, making it, unlike any song you’ve heard before.
You bring the gun
And bleed with a knife
The darkest sky is your paradise
Faceless fame on a heap you reign
You leave the hate but you still play the saint, saint
~ “Surrogates” by Red
Within the song, the lyrics delve into profound themes, seeking to expose and diminish those who embrace manipulation and artificiality. These individuals, veiled behind screens and facades, derive pleasure from orchestrating others’ missteps. The lyrics, crafted with intuitive precision and characterized by repetition, exude a wave of raw and swift anger, driving each impactful verse directly into the core of the listeners’ emotions.
The fusion of these lyrical ingenuities with a robust rock punch beat transforms “Surrogates” into a tantalizing glimpse of what Red has in store for their forthcoming album. As the single reveals its potent message, Red is set to embark on an international tour, commencing in the fall and stretching well into the upcoming year. For more information about tickets and locations, visit their website. Pre-save their upcoming album RATED R, and keep up with them on all socials.