Houston X Lifts The Lid On Smouldering New R&B-Trap Fusion "Scarlett Red"

Houston X Lifts The Lid On Smouldering New R&B-Trap Fusion "Scarlett Red"


May 21, 2020

After emerging last year with a mercurial fusion of R&B and trap on "Blu Room", Slough-raised rapper Houston X is back with glossy new single "Scarlett Red".

Comparisons to everyone from Travis Scott to James Blake have come thick and fast since he emerged, but a closer listen to the melodies also reveals the Gospel influence of his youth bubbling up to the surface. "Scarlett Red" comes with production from his friend and long-term collaborator Diego (who's been with him since his debut) and it appears they're onto a winning formula together.



Words: James Keith
Photography: Adam Ali


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