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Girl in Red returns with new single "October Passed Me By" produced with Aaron Dessner

14 October 2022, 12:02 | Written by Cerys Kenneally

Girl in Red is back with her first single of 2022 "October Passed Me By", which she produced alongside The National's Aaron Dessner.

"October Passed Me By" is Girl in Red's first new material of the year, and is a sequel to 2018's "we fell in love in October".

Girl in Red, real name Marie Ulven, produced "October Passed Me By" alongside Aaron Dessner of The National.

Ulven says, ""October Passed Me By" has been living in the back of my head since June 2021. Every fall since I put out "we fell in love in October" in 2018, I was encouraged to do things on social media to talk about the song again. Making TikToks, Instagram posts and other things about a song I made years ago never felt honest. I’m not in the same place as I was when I wrote the song, emotionally or artistically, so pretending to be so felt boring and uninteresting. So, I never did any of that; but last year something happened in my personal love life that brought up a lot of feelings that I had to confront internally."

"I met Aaron Dessner in the fall of 2021," Ulven continues. "I told him I had this song that I had written and wanted to make but I hadn’t started recording it yet. I had never worked with him, so for me it felt like an interesting and also lowkey thing to try out. I finished writing the song in Oslo and LA, working remotely with Aaron and with my great friend Matias Tellez on mix."

She adds, ""October Passed Me By" is where I’m at today, emotionally and musically. Grateful for what has been, and full of love for a very special person that made a huge impact on me as a person. And also, I thought it was way cooler to expand the we fell in love in October universe artistically, rather than making some uninspired videos that will disappear into the black hole of content that is TikTok."

"October Passed Me By" follows Ulven's cover of The Kid LAROI's "Stay" that arrived in September last year, and is her first new material since last year's debut album If I Could Make It Go Quiet.

Girl in Red's "October Passed Me By" single is out now.

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