Music video by Elbow performing red. (C) 2002 V2 Records Ltd
"Red" is the first single by English alternative rock band Elbow and the first single off of their first album, Asleep in the Back. It was released on 23 April 2001.
In an interview, Guy Garvey claimed that the inspiration for the track was a friend with a severe drug addiction: "This was about a concern for a friend who was doing too much speed, to the point where I worried how it was going to turn out for her. She’s fine as it turns out."