Pale Red’s music is unassuming but hypnotic

Pale Red

Heavy Petting

You could say these songs are about relationships, but aren’t all pop songs? Pale Red’s second album tends to focus on the confusing parts of coupling, before, during and after: “I am just a stone for you, whatever that means.” Discovery is also front and centre — figuring out what’s possible and finding out what one is capable of. Frantic delivery prevails on a few of these tracks, but for the most part, this is minimal and methodical. Ultimately, it’s the music that sticks with you longer than the words; it’s unassuming, but hypnotic.