Quixotic and intimate, this record is also splashed with 22-year-old Marie Ulven’s frank ruminations on sexual negotiations and mental health, delivered in the unapologetic, sometimes contrary, loyal-to-her-own-truth style of artists like Sky Ferreira before her.
Dipped in electric guitar, electronic beats daubed with real kit, piano, and computerised details, the album was envisioned over the repeated seven-hour drives Ulven took between her home city of Oslo and the coastal town of Bergen (Norway) to record; during these trips Ulven would have conversations with herself which eventually became “a big, boiling pot of thoughts and things I haven’t said.”
Now they are born, and they’ve revealed a truly instinctual talent poised to upend indie-dream-pop.
if i could make it go quiet by girl in red is out April 30 via AWAL.
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