Maggie Rogers’ classic Say It gets a very magical tribute by Norway’s girl in red in Spotify’s Oyster Studio.
This version offers a youthful exuberance that listeners of girl in red will be familiar with, that marries well to Rogers’ already gut wrenching yet sleek love song. Listen exclusively on Spotify HERE!
“She’s becoming the gay musical role model she never had”NEW YORK TIMES
Giving a glossy indie reworking to the track that featured on Maggie’s 2019 debut LP ‘Heard It In A Past Life’. The song helped rationalise a moment in girl in red’s life where her own thoughts were playing catch-up with her feelings explaining “When the words finally came to me I felt incredibly grateful.”
Today’s collaboration with Spotify follows girl in red’s first two EP releases, Chapter 1 & Chapter 2, that were both written, recorded and produced in her bedroom in Norway.
This track sees her use Spotify’s set-up to create something different yet oh-so-familiar.
She explains “I’m stoked to be a part of the new studio concept and to have gotten the opportunity to record the track in Spotify’s studio. The possibilities to be creative in there is something I really took advantage of and it turned the song into what it is today.”
Studio Oyster invites Nordic artists to record and release music without any rules or restrictions. The outcome is shared in Oyster
– a playlist for the real connoisseurs packed with inspiring, genre-bending music from both new and established artists from around the world. Johan Seidefors, who is the Nordic Head of Content at Spotify said “We wanted to create a creative sanctuary where artists can explore new expressions and their musicality. We’re very proud that girl in red is the first in line to release a track as part of Studio Oyster”.
Her latest single midnight love which was released last month is a song about self-realisation & learning. Written from the perspective of the person suffering, this is Marie Ulven’s songwriting & production at its most intimate, opting for honesty and showing her vulnerabilities on her sleeve.