AURORA, the 22-year-old raised among the fjords and mountains of Bergen in Norway, who balances her sense of singularity with the deep bond she has with a fanbase stretching from Berlin to Brazil, who have supported her with 200 million streams and counting.
Released in 2016, AURORA’s debut album All My Demons Treating Me As A Friend positioned her as an artist unafraid to draw on the supernatural (think hunter’s moons, frozen rivers and wolves), while also mastering epic alt-pop. With her second record, Infections of a Different Kind - surprise-released to widespread plaudits in 2018 - she increased the breadth of her sound, via the choral crescendos of It Happened Quiet - featuring a 32-piece choir - and Churchyard’s trip-hop-inspired chills. Now, she’s poised to release her third opus: A Different Kind Of Human. It’s a collection that's as astounding as her past releases, yet more experimental still, focusing in on ecological crisis, the consequences of rampant individualism, and AURORA’s hope that listeners will take its lyrics as “more than just words, but something [to] bring them into action into the world that we live in now”.