Norwegian DIY artist Marie Ulven aka ‘girl in red’ released her new intimate bedroom pop single “midnight love” today. It’s described as a song about self-realization, vulnerabilities and being a victim in a one-sided relationship love. Ulven wrote from experience,
“midnight love feels like my best work so far. its my first song with a piano, but the approach of writing it was a bit different than usual too . even though i’m singing from my perspective, as the ‘’victim’’, in real life it was actually me who was ‘’bad guy’’. a close friend was treated the same way i had treated someone else. like, this dude would text her at night to see if they could meet up, and it kind of gave her false hope that they could be something more, so she always would say yes and be there for him. seeing that so up close gave me some perspective and i realized that my situation was very similar. so this song is pretty much me reflecting on how small i’ve made someone else feel. even though i never meant be a dick, i was. we met up recently after she heard the song and i apologized. i think she forgave me.”
girl in red has released two EPs and is working on a full-length album due for release late this year. She’s garnered attention from filmmaker Steven Spielberg, who has used her song “kate’s not here” in his movie The Turning and she’s been featured in worldwide publications and was slated to perfrom at her first Coachella this spring.