A Girl Cried Red is Nokia's "emo mixtape," she told Dazed in February. "Yes, it's not just a little touch of [emo] or it blended into hip hop," she said. "It's real alternative music." The project's title is a reference to a lyric in the song "The Robot with Human Hair" by Gavin Dance.
Princess Nokia shared 1992 Deluxe in September 2017.