Written by Lauren Rosier
The brightest, new promising musician to come out of Norway girl in red shares her new single “midnight love”, a song about self-realizing and learning. This was written from the perspective of the person suffering. Marie Ulven‘s songwriting and production deliver at its most intimate; honest, yet vulnerable.
“midnight love feels like my best work so far. it’s 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.”
2020 has started off as a bang for girl in red. She became the first cover artist for the leading UK LGTBQ magazine, Gay Times, and also made the shortlist for NME‘s Best New Act In The World.