The rapid rise of Norwegian artist Girl In Red is a tribute to the way the internet has shifted the sands of the classic music career path, especially among the young LGTBQ community. You wouldn’t immediately peg Marie Ulven’s lo-fi, scrappy heartbreak songs as having hit potential, but online’s rapid distribution, the tight communities her music moves in plus the power her songs have to connect to their audience means that she’s become pretty big pretty fast, with single I Wanna Be Your Girlfriend sitting on over 25 million streams on Spotify. After a show at Bar Brooklyn in November sold out in weeks, she got bumped up to Debaser, where you can see what all the hype’s about.
Girl In Red, Debaser, Nov 11
Photo: Cameron Davari