Girl in Red is trying make sense of everything: heartbreak, mixed signals, finding any sort of meaning in the mundane. A listen to her first EP chapter 1 (2018) says it all. With singles like “i wanna be your girlfriend” and “summer depression,” her project reads like the diary of any queer teenager hoping for reprieve. It’s what makes the 19-year-old Norwegian singer-songwriter’s music so poignant—it’s for all of us who couldn’t sing our own songs growing up, who hid behind hetero ballads we put on mixes to our same-sex best friends, hoping that they’d get the hint. But rarely did they ever, because they weren’t the right words. 

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