RED QuickFire Questions

By Vasco Dega

Sultry Scottish R&B / pop artist RED (Nicole Simpson), presents her new single Dirty Talka sexy adventure of love and lust.

What was the first album you bought?

The first album I bought was “Step One” by Steps. I must have been 8 or 9 years old when my Mum took me to see them live in concert. I was a stan.

Who are some of your biggest musical inspirations and why?

My biggest musical inspirations have got to be Whitney Houston, Christina Aguilera, Beyonce & Ariana Grande. I owe to all four of these women the vocalist i am today. I would lock myself in my bedroom from the age of 7 and have there records on repeat until i knew every word, felt every emotion and most importantly hit every note haha.

What are some non-musical inspirations that motivate your music?

Throughout the years i’ve always taken inspiration from acting. There are definite similarities between acting and singing especially when songwriting/performing is about portraying a story through lyrics. 

Tell us about your new single for ’Dirty Talk’?

Dirty Talk is a sexy adventure of love and lust. When there’s raw attraction between two people, and the body craves an undeniable passion, there’s no better compliment than dirty talk to seal the deal.” 

What can we expect from you for the rest of the year?

The birth of a cohesive body of work that I’ve locked away for too long. A new side of Red that no one expected, a sexier, more adventurous approach to my music, and last but not least, I am SANGING on this record, something I’ve been told not to do because “Pop music should be easy to sing”. I can’t wait for you all to dig into this music head first and come on a journey with me.