Since releasing her first single, provocative, Aspiration “I Want to Be Your Girlfriend” in the spring of 2018, Red girl Marie Wolwen, 20, began writing and recording songs in her bedroom in Horten, Norway, in late 2017, using the closeness provided by the place to communicate her feelings and play around. Including the concept of song structure.
“I don’t actually write to people,” said Wolven, who recorded Norwegian music before going to the girl on the Red Project. “I haven’t really done a proper writing session yet, but I’m guessing that if you’re not completely 100% comfortable with the people you’re working with, you probably won’t be able to say the line you actually wanted to say because you were just like that.” It’s weird. ‘ Instead, I just like, ‘Okay, I’ll write anything because no one is going to see it, no one is going to hear it.’ I can only work in my own place and be in control. “
Wolven’s setup has evolved somewhat since she started writing and playing as a girl in red. He has played fender guitar from the beginning. “I used one Fender Stratocaster [when recording my earliest songs], “He wrote.” I’ve got something new, but I still use it mostly [Fender] Telecaster. ”
USB-enabled interfaces allow Ulven to record his early songs directly to his computer. “When I first started recording in my room, I had one Oops jam Interface. It only has one USB-to-guitar jack input, so I can play directly into my Mac. Then I had this Blue Yeti The microphone I got from my dad for my birthday and the Apple earbuds. I had a 13-inch MacBook, 2013 model and it had a garage band. It was a very minimal, very small setup, and I made it. ‘I want to be your girlfriend, ”Say something, ‘And’Summer depression“Turn it on.”
When the holidays turn around, Wolven’s family helps him upgrade his setup a bit. “For Christmas,” he notes, “I got one Red microphone From my grandfather, and then I got one Scarlet interface From my mother and Argument From my mother. But it has still been very easy.
“I still have the same interface,” he adds. “I bought a new computer, though – I had to do it because I was completely dead. The projects I was making were very cool and my computer couldn’t handle it,” he laughed. “But otherwise, I have pretty much the same setup.”
The girl is the latest single in red, obscure music “I will die anyway, “Written and recorded in the same setup – although the surroundings are a little more troublesome.” I got bored from a very small town and calmed down in Oslo, the capital of Norway, “he says.” I have a studio in the same bedroom, but in a different room. “Wolven believes that the key to making the creative process flow smoothly is to understand the DAW (digital audio workstation) you’re working with, whether it’s used as a garage band and logic, or other offers like Ableton or ProTools. But if you don’t understand programs, it’s not motivating at all. You need to have something that you feel comfortable with and you think you’re actually finding something. “
But remember, Wolven, you shouldn’t expect to be an expert right now – and you should focus on challenging yourself, whether through the main lining of the online tutorial or the trial-and-error approach. “I’m still learning a lot,” she says, “although I’m a very slow student. I’ve noticed that I’m in my little safe bubble – if I know how to do something, I’m not going to try to find another way.” I think I should challenge myself more to produce or else it’s probably going to be boring for me. So learning more is a goal for the future. “
He is also allowing people to enter his process, although so far it has been very deliberate; Before working together “the way I would die” was mixed up with someone he “believed in as a person”. “I mixed all my songs except the dead girl in the pool.” But otherwise, I’ve done everything, ”she says.“ I’m very careful about who I’m letting into this project, and I’ve now let someone work with me on the mix. I still made it in my room, and I wrote it in my room, and I’m recording everything, writing everything. But someone else is there and taking up a little more space in my production, which is scary. “
– Maura Johnston