Cal in Red is an indie pop/rock project started by brothers Connor and Kendall Wright (Grand Rapids, MI). The band is named after their youngest brother Cal, who at one point had a particular fascination with red t-shirts. The band formed in the summer of 2019. The music was hazy and summery, jangly and guitar driven.
The yearning, hopeful tones of these early sessions morphed into an indie-pop congruence riddled with nostalgia, lamenting the loss of past summers and desperately grabbing at simpler, youthful times. Cal in Red effortlessly slide vocals with guitar and synths to create a summery casualness. Their music is the soundtrack to a road trip: the top spot on a playlist also featuring Beach House and Tame Impala.
Their new single “Replay (Lounge)” is a tale of camaraderie that’s all dressed up to dance. Featuring pulsing 80s drum machine inspired beats fused with swirling synths, blazing horn solos and atmospheric vocals, “Replay (Lounge)” is a delicious first taste of the duo’s sophomore EP On The Dance Floor.