“This song is about refugees arriving in a strange land after being uprooted, and having to make a new home out of it. Also, the feeling of being both scared and hopeful for the future.” – Red Black Red
We’re pleased to bring you the premiere of Red Black Red’s new song “The Scientist” (listen below). The track is taken from the band’s forthcoming album Resettlement, which is scheduled to be self-released on March 2, 2018.
Red Black Red is an electronic rock act out of Central New Jersey. The band is the brainchild of Enrico Fernando, a veteran musician who’s been a vocalist and multi-instrumentalist for a number of North Jersey hard rock outfits (The Effluent, House of Leaves, Pavonia etc.). After more than a decade doing the local band slog, Enrico finally did the “settling down” thing, got married, and moved down to the Jersey Shore – intending to retire completely from music, and seemingly content with commuting to New York City for his regular 9 to 5 at an insurance company.
Red Black Red’s style is somewhat similar to TV on the Radio, Depeche Mode, and Nine Inch Nails, with concentrated doses of electric guitar. The music tends to be bass and beat driven, owing a bit to The Police. While some of these musical influences are obvious, Red Black Red’s music is undeniably its own, melding singer-songwriter sensibilities with a big electro-noise component — resulting in a unique mélange of sound and concept that is miles deep. This is not easy listening music – it reaches for tonal and musical complexity as it ebbs, flows, breaths, stops and starts. From a songwriting/lyrical perspective, Red Black Red takes cues from Springsteen and Pink Floyd, combining the immediacy of Springsteen’s language with the cerebral emotionality of a Roger Waters piece. Red Black Red’s musical goal is akin to a “firing on all cylinders” approach – i.e. it aims for both musical depth, to the point of Rush-level proginess, and songwriting/lyrical depth, where the songs could stand on their own played simply on guitar as café folk tunes.