girl in red – aka Marie Ulven – announces the details of her long-awaited debut album if i could make it go quiet, set for release on April 30th via AWAL. To celebrate the announcement, she is also sharing the lead single “Serotonin.” The album is entirely self-written by girl in red, and co-produced by Matias Tellez. “Serotonin” is also co-produced by GRAMMY®-winning producer FINNEAS. The track’s characteristically raw, honest and questioning lyrics delve into the singer-songwriter-producer’s psyche, set to the most irrepressibly crisp, beat-driven earworm that girl in red has penned to date.
Of the album, Marie states: “if i could make it go quiet is an attempt to learn what it’s like to be human; to deal with the scariest parts of myself; to live with the pain of knowing i’m only flesh and bones; to be angry, broken and unforgiving yet still able to wear my heart on my sleeve; i’m shedding light on the darkest parts of my mind and i’m letting everyone in; if i could make it go quiet is me simply trying to understand what the fuck is going on.”
For Ulven’s army of fans (1.8 million Instagram & 2.5 million Spotify followers and counting…), the album heralds the beginning of an imperial phase that girl in red has been steering towards since crashing into The New York Times’ top 10 tracks of the year with breakthrough single “I wanna be your girlfriend” in 2018. Since then, the 22-year-old Norwegian singer has racked up almost a billion streams across a burgeoning and expanding catalogue of unapologetically indie pop anthems, hailed as an inspiring icon for a new generation of young listeners and beyond.
Now, with the dawn of if i could make it all go quiet, girl in red is set to cement her place as one of alternative pop’s breakthrough voices: someone able to articulate the experience of modern youth in all its contradictions, and yet resonate with listeners across the age, gender and background spectrums too.
The pre-order starts immediately today, and those buying will receive “Rue,” “midnight love,” & “Serotonin” as instant grats. Pre-order if i could make it go quiet HERE.