Fans worldwide can sample an extra taste of girl in red’s eagerly anticipated debut album “if i could make it go quiet” (AWAL) ahead of its release on April 30th with her latest upload of album track “You Stupid Bitch.” With only a few weeks left until her unmissable album lands in shops and on streaming services alike, this latest offering provides listeners with another glance into a record packed with incredible musicianship where she has imprinted her unrelenting energy and emotions into the entire tracklist.
This song is in fact the song she is most excited to play live on her upcoming sold-out European Tour (May 2022) stating “When live shows are back, I don’t think I’m going to make it out of that mosh pit alive!” she declares. “It’s gonna be crazy!
“You Stupid Bitch” was inspired by a complicated friendship that singer-songwriter-producer Marie Ulven wished could have been something more. The freshly announced Forbes 30 Under 30 in Europe star spoke about her new song
“There’s this line from this movie I love, The Perks of Being a Wallflower that goes ‘we accept the love we think we deserve.’ It’s a very heartbreaking line, but it’s really what I was experiencing in this situation, where I was always there for this person who would get their heartbroken, and I would just come running. I would drop everything just to be there for them.
That person would never see me as anything else than just a friend, even though I feel like I could’ve made her so happy… The core essence of this track is like, I’m obviously here for you, and I want to be with you, but you keep messing around with other people, and you keep getting broken. It’s this really direct, straightforward track.”
Looking ahead to her album’s release in just a few weeks, Marie said: “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 (2 million Instagram & 3 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 more than a billion streams across a burgeoning and expanding catalogue of unapologetic 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.
2022 ”make it go quiet” European tour
30th April – Glasgow, Scotland, UK (SWG3) * SOLD OUT *
2nd May – Dublin, Ireland (Olympia Theater) * SOLD OUT *
4th May – Manchester, England, UK (O2 Ritz) * SOLD OUT *
5th May – London, England, UK (The Roundhouse) * SOLD OUT *
7th May – Paris, France (La Cigale) * SOLD OUT *
8th May – Brussels, Belgium (AB) * SOLD OUT *
10th May – Utrecht, Netherlands (TivoliVredenburg) * SOLD OUT *
11th May – Cologne, Germany (Essigfabrik) * SOLD OUT *
13th May – Zurich, Switzerland (Plaza) * SOLD OUT *
15th May – Barcelona, Spain (Razzmatazz, Room 2) * SOLD OUT *
17th May – Prague, Czechia (Meetfactory) * SOLD OUT *
18th May – Warsaw, Poland (Palladium) * SOLD OUT *
20th May – Berlin, Germany (Heimathafen) * SOLD OUT *
21st May – Hamburg, Germany (Uebel & Gefaehrlich) * SOLD OUT *
22nd May – Copenhagen, Denmark (Vega) * SOLD OUT *
24th May – Stockholm, Sweden (Fryshuset, Klubben) * SOLD OUT *