girl in red weaves existentialism into “i’ll die anyway”
Norwegian artist girl in red (real name Marie Ulven) is back with “i’ll die anyway”, an ode to existential crises and the inevitability of the end.
“I think this is the most honest song I’ve written on how i perceive my life,” she clarifies. “I’ve always questioned my existence, meaning, time and the universe. All I know is that I don’t know, and the only thing that’s guaranteed is I’ll die anyway.” Therefore, as morbid as the song may seem, it is not only a personal, stripped-back reflection but also a concept that has some redeeming qualities. As the end is inevitable, girl in red’s new track tells us to appreciate the doubt. In the journey of the track, we shall begin to also embrace the uncertainty and the chaos.
To help with the theme of embracing and appreciating the unknown, the track’s acoustic sound is rather uplifting. The rushes of the guitars lovingly play with the track’s simultaneously bleak outlook and spaces for admiration. With “i’ll die anyway” being a very private and honest song, the music video beautifully pairs with it. Mixed with footage from Marie’s childhood and her present, the music video is also possesses a very personal and genuine feel. Check it out below! Her 2nd EP, named Chapter 2, is scheduled for release later this year.
girl in red is also heading out on a North American and European tour this autumn. Check out the dates below!
girl in red tour dates and venues:
5th -Music Hall of Williamsburg, Brooklyn – US.
7th – The Foundry, Phily – US.
9th – U Street Music Hall, Washington – US.
10th – Brighton Music Hall, Boston – US.
12th – Le Ministere, Montreal – US.
13th – Hard Luck Bar, Toronto – CA.
14th – Deluxx Fluxx, Detroit – US.
16th – Lincoln Hall, Chicago – US.
19th – Lost Lake, Denver – US.
20th – In The Venue, SLC – US.
22nd – Holocene, Portland – US.
23rd – Crocodile, Seattle – US.
25th – Great American Music Hall, SF – US.
27th – Voodoo Room, San Diego – US.
28th – Constellation Room, Santa Ana.
29th – Teragram Ballroom, LA – US.
–> Including two dates in Dublin and London this October! <–
28th October -Dublin Academy Green Room, Ireland.
29th October – Electric Ballroom, London – UK.
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