girl in red, releases her debut album if i could make it go quiet on April 30th via AWAL. Recently, she record her version of The Weeknd’s “Save Your Tears,” today she has shared it with her fans. The single follows Her previous release “Serotonin,” which was co-produced by FINNEAS and album collaborator Matias Tellez.
girl in red has been announced as Spotify’s New US RADAR Artist and to celebrate have teamed up for a mini-documentary, which is out today on YouTube. In the 11-min clip, Marie’s bubbly personality shines, filmed in Marie’s hometown of Horten, Norway, we learn about her early inspiration for making music, meet her mother and hear about her arena-headlining ambitions. She also shares who keeps her the most grounded: Luna, her Bernese Mountain dog.
girl in red
if i could make it go quiet
Did You Come?
Body And Mind
You Stupid Bitch
I’ll Call You Mine
it would feel like this
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Had everything gone according to plan, Marie Ulven — a.k.a. intimate rock/pop sensation girl in red — would’ve spent the vast majority of 2020 playing for new crowds, in new venues, and taking in new landscapes as she drove from city to city on tour. But the COVID-19 pandemic upended all of that, and so she found herself grounded, at home in Oslo, and revisiting the familiar skeletons of songs she’d begun to sketch out the year before.
She wrote and demoed 11 songs at home, and soon she was borrowing her father’s car to make the eight-hour trek from the Norwegian capital city to Bergen, a city nestled between majestic fjords in an inlet off the North Sea, to record if i could make it go quiet, her debut album out April 30th, 2021. Consider if i could make it go quiet the musical distillation of Ulven’s solitary conversations on the road: it’s an album brimming with the things we wish we could say to others, but tell ourselves instead.
“Every time I left the studio from Bergen, I would listen to hours and hours of my own tracks, and just be like, what can I do better? What can I refine?” she says, recalling her cross-country drives through the Norwegian wilderness to the studio. “Driving is a cathartic thing; it gives this amazing feeling of freedom. I love to talk to myself, so most of the time, if I didn’t listen to my songs, I would just reflect in the car. I read that talking out loud to yourself is healthy, so I’m going to keep doing that. But the drives, they take you out of all the other distractions because you just gotta pay attention to the road. It allows you some headspace.