Hunter Schafer Directs Girl in Red's Sapphic New Music Video
"So don't ever take me back."
Norwegian singer songwriter girl in red is back with a new video — directed by Hunter Schafer.
The musician, whose real name is Marie Ulven, has been a queer staple for the last several years, with “do you listen to girl in red?” even becoming a winking way of asking women, “do you like girls?”
Her debut album, if i could make it go quiet, dropped in April 2021. A year later, she’s released a fourth music video featuring a song from that album, “hornylovesickmess.”
Fans are already quite familiar with the song itself — a story of regret after not being able to be available or attentive enough to someone she still thinks about. “I’m in the same city as you / But I still don’t come through,” Ulven sings. “‘Cause I’ve got so much to do / And that’s the shittiest excuse.”
The video itself communicates that simultaneous longing and regret through a series of shots on buses and on an empty, trash-ridden street before trailing off with a number of whimsical but dejected images of Ulven and another woman in a decaying room.
“Being able to make a video with Hunter for the album’s anniversary was so cool,” she said. “We had so many ideas after the first time we hung out and it was cool to be with another creative in that way.”
Schafer is best known for her current role as Jules in HBO’s Euphoria. The collaboration is particularly amusing to fans considering one of the singles from the same album was inspired by the series. Ulven called it “rue,” after a character played by Zendaya, and with whom Jules has a complicated on/off relationship.
This music video marks Schafer’s directing debut — and hopefully not the last collaboration between the two.