Love is complicated. Whether it is finding someone great or losing someone awful, there are many emotions that swirl and eventually consume our entire well-being. So far, rising R&B artist Saleka has been a pro at capturing these complex feelings, as we have heard on previous singles like “One More Night” and “Mr. Incredible.” As love is always evolving, Saleka is ready to share another poignant single about the topic with “Red Eyes.”
Woeful yet elegant, “Red Eyes” represents the highs and lows of being close to someone in this day and age. Over light piano riffs, Saleka sheds insecurities through lines like, “I’m just another flame you love to play with” and “Maybe if I was a more steady person / I wouldn’t be constantly searching for security.” She also, however, acknowledges her need for love by singing, “I wouldn’t mind / If you stay here tonight,” her voice full of conviction. You can check it out below.
Revealing more about the single on social media, Saleka explains,
“This song is about catching feelings for your best friend. And the dissonance of loving while trying to exist in a world obsessed with instant gratification and overstimulation.”
You can listen to “Red Eyes” on platforms like SoundCloud, Spotify, and Apple Music.
Catch Saleka opening for Giveon on his upcoming Give or Take tour here.