STEEN, genre-bending, Southern California native indie-band, made up of sibling-duo STEEN and ZAY, make their official debut today with the release of their highly anticipated & first collaboration single titled “Red Lights.” Ambiguous of any specific genre or aesthetic, STEEN, with their intoxicating new single, takes audiences into an alternative yet familiar new world fueled by surf punk guitars and synthesizers met with heavy vocals.


When asked about the new record coming together, STEEN shares: “Once you cut through the feel-good acoustics of the record, Red Lights is heavy and encompassed in pain. It’s a play on humanities fatal flaws, mental health and addiction. It’s so common to fully recognize toxic behaviors yet continue to full heartedly live in misery. Amid the outcry and fire burning inside, when you lived in the fire for as long as many have, you can burn through your own demises and see the other side.” At the end of the day, it’s our duty to do the best we can even when we feel alone—when we experience life’s everyday wildfires.

“Red Lights” is a grand-work of STEEN’s unique cultural palette of Euro-African and Latin-Asian descent with musical influences that range from David Bowie to Odd Future. The track was written and produced by STEEN with additional arrangements made by Justin Raisen (David Bowie, Sky Ferreira, Billie Elish).

“Red Lights” is the first official debut from STEEN, tied to a quickly approaching string of new single and visual releases all to come in 2021.


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(Courtesy: Zamar Velez)


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