Blake Red is using her music to both further her own recovery and spread awareness of her mental health journey. With “Follow Me”, she shines as an inspirational force with a healthy dash of candidness.
“Follow Me” is a rock song. Big guitar, classic rock gritty vocals (evocative of Amanda Palmer in moments) and clear mixing create a grand romp. True to her name, colours become a central metaphor in the lyrics. “Follow me you’ll find out soon / where the colours may take you,” Red sings after declaring that a life with anxiety is “full of grey”. The energy is high, the imbued meaning essential.
The video matches this colourful imagery. Blake Red is striking in red glasses and cherry lips. A leather jacket completes her rocker look as she passionately plays each section of the track. The entire clip focusses on Red’s performance of the song and the experience is all the better for it. After all, recovery might be a personal journey, but it doesn’t need to be lonely. Visibility, as Blake Red knows, goes a long way. Allow “Follow Me” to lead you.