A portrait of Marie Ulven who makes music as girl in red. She's seen here in a gray beanie and matching t-shirt, sitting against a wall as she looks into the camera.
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Girl In Red Announces Debut Album, Shares Anthemic Single "Serotonin"

'if i could make it go quiet' lands April 30.

Norwegian indie pop artist Marie Ulven, aka girl in red, is ready for her big debut. Her debut album if i could make it go quiet is set to drop on April 30 via AWAL, and she's celebrating in style with her lead single, "Serotonin."

The soaring track is all about the ever elusive neurotransmitter — and the intrusive thoughts, chemical imbalances, and crying spells that are part of the territory. Produced by Grammy winner and Billie Eilish's brother, FINNEAS, "Serotonin" is a genuine approach to dealing with, well, life, complete with an anthemic hook that make the low points seem a little more bearable.

Ulven's statement on her forthcoming record couldn't be more relatable if she tried: "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." In addition to the album announcement, Spotify has also named the artist as its latest US artist partnership for its global emerging artist development program RADAR.

Listen to "Serotonin" and peep the charming and cheeky if i could make it go quiet track list — which includes titles like "hornylovesickmess" and "You Stupid Bitch" — below.

AWAL

if i could make it go quiet:

  1. Serotonin
  2. Did You Come?
  3. Body And Mind
  4. hornylovesickmess
  5. midnight love
  6. You Stupid Bitch
  7. Rue
  8. Apartment 402
  9. .
  10. I’ll Call You Mine
  11. it would feel like this