Marie Ulven, also known as “girl in red,” is a Norwegian singer-songwriter who has released her long-awaited debut album, “if i could make it go quiet.” The record tells the story of the 22-year-old’s very own blood, sweat, and tears who went from uploading songs online just a few years ago to an artist with over a billion streams. She has also held numerous sold-out world tours around her fanbase now in their millennium.
Speaking about the release, Marie said “I’m super stoked for the album to be finally out, and for people to enjoy it and take what they want from it!”
The critically acclaimed girl in red wrote the whole album herself and co-produced it with Matias Tellez. In addition, GRAMMY-winning artist FINNEAS also co-produced the lead single, Serotonin. Marie’s undeniable energy shines through in her latest official video for Serotonin.
“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,” said Marie.
The full tracklist to if i could make it go quiet is as followed:
2. Did You Come?
3. Body And Mind
5. midnight love
6. You Stupid Bitch
8. Apartment 402
10. I’ll Call You Mine
11. it would feel like this
Some songs taken from the album will feature on her 2022 “make it go quiet” Tour which is sold out across Europe.
Here are some of the early praises for the album.
superb upcoming debut album… Whether her theme is desire or depression, Ulven deals in stark, specific honesty. She belongs to a new wave of artists determined to counter empty empowerment anthems with warts-and-all vulnerability. — Guardian
A streaming sensation for frank, lo-fi indie anthems…Marie Ulven has scaled up her sound on a debut that could barely be bolder. The lyrics are candid about her state of mind and love life, yet still littered with wit. Stroppy rock and glossy pop strengthen her songs but don’t distil the queer icon’s power. The spewed-out Serotonin is already a single of the year. Much here could follow suit. — Sunday Times Culture
Complex and sophisticated, if i could make it go quiet is one of the most enticing new albums I have heard in a long time. I cannot wait to listen to it on repeat. I’ve got to know all the lyrics for when girl in red goes on tour next year, after all. — The Quietus
Pictures by respected channels