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Girl In Red is doing it again

About two months ago, Girl in Red (Marie Ulven Ringheim) announced that she would be releasing a new album, “I’m Doing It Again Baby,” on April 12. Two years ago, I wrote one of my first articles for The Lion’s Tale: a review of Girl in Red’s concert. Since then, my love for Ringheim’s music has continued and I can’t wait to listen to the upcoming album.

Since the day of her announcement, she has released three of the ten songs on the album, and they have not disappointed. This release is particularly exciting, considering Ringheim’s last album, “If I Could Make It Go Quiet,” was released three years ago. Although she has released singles since then, the excitement of an album is unique because it comes with many new songs, music videos and a world tour.

Ringheim released the first song of the album, “Too Much,” on Feb. 9. The song focuses on her insecurities about others thinking she is ‘too much’ and her social anxieties, while also having a catchy beat. For me, this song is relatable and has quickly become one of my favorite songs of all time.

The second song, “DOING IT AGAIN BABY,” was released on March 8, and although it is catchy, it is not one of my favorites. This song has more of a pop-style feel, something I am not used to from Girl in Red. Although I appreciate her trying a different style, I prefer her previous indie-pop style.

The third song, “You Need Me Now?,” was released on March 22. This song is unique because it features the popular artist, Sabrina Carpenter. Carpenter is another one of my favorite artists, so I was excited when I heard about this collaboration. The song is upbeat and does a good job weaving in both Ringheim and Carpenter’s voices. I especially like the voice-over in the song of Ringheim saying “You know who would be really cool on this? Sabrina.”

One special thing about this album is that each song released has been accompanied by a music video, something Girl in Red has not done in the past. I find these videos to be very entertaining and insightful as they provide more context for the song.

From the three songs that have been released, the beats in these songs and her collaboration with pop artist Sabrina Carpenter, I predict that the rest of this album follows Girl In Red’s new pop-like style.

In February, along with the new album announcement, Girl in Red also announced a world tour. I have seen Girl in Red in concert twice before: once on her “If I Could Make It Go Quiet” North America Tour, and once when she opened for Taylor Swift’s “Era’s Tour” this past summer.

Both of these performances left me extremely impressed and wanting more, so when this tour was announced for April 20 and 21 at The Anthem in D.C., I promptly signed up for the presale and got general ad- mission concert tickets for $60 each including fees.

Overall, I have high expectations for Girl In Red’s new era and highly recommend listening to her album when it comes out.

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Stella Muzin
Stella Muzin, Editor-in-Chief
Stella Muzin is eager to continue her work on Lion’s Tale as Editor-in-Chief after previously serving as Arts and Entertainment Editor. She's excited to continue designing spreads, editing articles and working with the rest of the staff. Outside of the newspaper, Stella is on the JDS Debate team and Swim team and is the president of the Political Discussion Club. In Stella’s free time you can find her binging reality TV or spending time with her family and friends. She's looking forward to a year of growth and improvement for the Lion’s Tale and can’t wait to be a part of it.  

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