Sean McVerry – “Red Light” // Art: Martin Ron

“Red Light” is a perfect slice of summer pop, all sun-specked synths and rhythms as well-suited for the dancefloor as they are for a pool float. But dig past the catchiness of the chorus and you’ll find lyrics with surprising depth, a narrator looking for self-meaning and self-preservation: “I try to keep myself from falling in the well / I think I’m breathing, but I can’t tell”. The cleverly penned lines are that much more insidious when tucked behind all those layers of glossy pop goodness – just the way I like it.

Red Light