Queer Artist Ria Mae Debuts Introspective New Single ‘Red Light’

I’ve been a fan of Ria Mae ever since she released her platinum-selling single “Clothes Off” from her self-titled album back in 2016. The openly-gay artist from Halifax, Nova Scotia recently released a new EP titled My Love. This gem is the second single off that collection, following “Bend” which was certified Gold in Canada.

Her “Red Light” music video takes viewers on a reflective journey through a relationship as it reaches its end at a red light. “It is a song about knowing you’re about to be broken up with,” says Mae. “It’s knowing you can’t change the outcome, and trying to prolong the end.” The video for “Red Light” features Toronto-based couple Bronwyn Hope and Kristen Griesbach (Kage) and is directed by newcomer Tristan Clarke McMurchy.

Featuring lesbian love in her visuals is often common for Ria. When she released the clip for “Gold,” she stated it was a rare example of a positive lesbian relationship in a music video that didn’t “exist solely for the titillation of straight men.”

Check out Ria’s new “Red Light” video below, along with a couple of my favorites from her catalog.

Ria Mae ‘Red Light’ Music Video

Ria Mae ‘Clothes Off’ Music Video

Ria Mae ‘Gold’ Music Video