Aurora (singer)

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Aurora
Aurora Stavernfestivalen 2018 (191706) (cropped).jpg
Aurora performing in 2018 at Stavernfestivalen in Norway
Born
Aurora Aksnes

(1996-06-15) 15 June 1996 (age 25)
Stavanger, Norway[1]
Occupation
  • Singer
  • songwriter
  • record producer
Years active2012–present
Musical career
Genres
Instruments
  • Vocals
  • piano
Labels
Associated acts
Websiteaurora-music.com

Aurora Aksnes (born 15 June 1996),[2] known mononymously as AURORA (stylized in all caps),[3] is a Norwegian singer, songwriter, dancer and record producer. Born in Stavanger and raised in the towns of Høle and Hordaland, she wrote her first songs and learned dance at the age of six. After some of her songs were uploaded on the Internet and became popular in Norway, she signed a recording contract with Decca and Glassnote Records in 2014. Aurora gained notoriety with her debut extended play (EP), Running with the Wolves (2015), which contained the sleeper hit "Runaway". Later that year, she provided the backing track for the John Lewis Christmas advert, singing a cover of the Oasis song "Half the World Away".

Aurora's debut studio album, All My Demons Greeting Me as a Friend (2016) received generally positive reviews, charting in various European countries and earning platinum certification two times in Norway. Her second EP Infections of a Different Kind (Step 1) (2018) was the first part of a two-part album, which the second part was her second studio album, A Different Kind of Human (Step 2) (2019). Her third studio album The Gods We Can Touch is scheduled for release on 22 January 2022.

Her music is primarily electropop, folk, and art pop with vocals referred as "ethereal". She began her career only playing piano but was later involved in percussion and other aspects of the production of her music. In addition to her solo work, Aurora has collaborated and co-written songs for other artists including, Icarus, Askjell, Lena, Travis and The Chemical Brothers. She also contributed in soundtracks for several movies and series such as Girls, Frozen II and Wolfwalkers.

Early life[edit]

View of Lysefjord in Os where Aurora was raised

Aurora Aksnes was born on 15 June 1996 in the Stavanger University Hospital in Stavanger, the youngest of three daughters to midwife May Britt (née Froastad) and garage door salesman Jan Øystein Aksnes.[4][5] Her oldest sister, Miranda, is a makeup artist and former teacher.[6] Her other sister Viktoria is a fashion designer, stylist, and blogger.[7][8] She spent her first three years in Høle, a small town where her parents had lived for 15 years.[4] In her house in Høle, Aurora developed her taste for nature, singing, and traditional clothing, such as long skirts and hats.[4] Later the family moved further north in western Norway,[4] to a house in the woodlands of the Os mountains, a remote municipality in Hordaland, near Bergen. Aurora has described this place as "There are almost no cars, and the roads are small and bumpy, and there are lots of trees everywhere; it's very quiet, and the internet is bad."[9] She has also compared it to the fictional land of Narnia.[10][11] When she attended school, her sisters—Miranda (currently her makeup artist) and Viktoria Aksnes (currently her costume designer)—worried that she could be harassed by other students, due to her personality and "weird" way of dressing.[12] "I used to be terrified of people who wanted to hug me," she said. "I did not like to be hugged as a child. And I used to be terrified of one of my teachers at school, but then I met him a few months ago, and it was really nice. It’s weird how things change."[13]

Aurora is the only musician in her family. She started learning to play piano when she was six. "I really love classic music, and when I found this piano in the attic, I just started pressing the keys and trying to figure out my favorite classical songs. I started to make melodies that I recognized. There was something special about being able to play just by yourself – something about the emotion in it made me want to continue playing."[14] At age nine, when she had a better handle of the English language, she began writing songs.[10] Acording to Aurora, the first song she ever finished written was titled "The Lonely Man".[15] Songs from her early work such as "Running with the Wolves", "I Went Too Far" and "Runaway" were written in this early stage of her life, with "Runaway" being written when she was 11.[16][17] Another of her early compisitions was "I Had a Dream", which referred to how hard the world can be.[18][19] She has mentioned she was influenced by artists like Leonard Cohen, Bob Dylan, Enya, and The Chemical Brothers.[20][18] Aurora took dance classes from 6 to 16 years old and performed in a contemporary dance group.[21] The group participated at the Norwegian Youth Festival of Art twice, dancing with the songs "Decode" by Paramore and "Feeling Good" in the background.[22][23] They also danced to Michael Jackson's "Ghosts" at an event in 2011.[24] Her first work before her music career was washing a pizza restaurant using a hose.[15]

Career[edit]

2012–2016: Running with the Wolves and All My Demons Greeting Me as a Friend[edit]

Aurora at Green Man Festival 2015

Aurora's debut single, "Puppet", was released in December 2012, credited under her birth name. It was followed by her second single, "Awakening", in May 2013. Her third single was the first one signed to her labels Glassnote Records and Decca Records, "Under Stars" was released in November 2014, and "Runaway" followed in February 2015.

Her second single, "Running with the Wolves" was released in April 2015.[25] She appeared at summer festivals such as Way Out West, Wilderness, and Green Man Festival. Aurora's third single, "Murder Song (5, 4, 3, 2, 1)", was released in September 2015 and has received continued support in the national press, on national radio, and popular online music blogs.[26] Aurora also performed at the 2015 Nobel Peace Prize Concert.[27] She has played a sold-out headline show in London and supported Of Monsters and Men at Brixton Academy in November 2015.[28] Aurora recorded a cover of the Oasis track "Half the World Away" for the 2015 John Lewis Christmas advert.[29] Her next single, titled "Conqueror", was released in January 2016, and a music video was uploaded the following month. Her debut album, All My Demons Greeting Me as a Friend, was released on 11 March 2016,[30] receiving generally positive reviews from critics. After releasing it, she went on to embark on her European tour, making a number of visits to the UK in between. She featured in British band Icarus' song "Home" and released a cover of David Bowie's "Life on Mars".

On 14 March 2016, Aurora made her American television debut on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, performing "Conqueror". Aurora soon after performed the track on Conan.[31] On 25 July 2016 she performed her cover of "Life on Mars" on The Howard Stern Show. The following night on 26 July, she performed "I Went Too Far" on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert.

When All My Demons Greeting Me as a Friend debuted, Aurora said that it was "the first album of many". As of 12 May 2016, after coming back from her European tour, the singer announced that she was ready to begin writing and producing more material, which will form her second studio album. She stated in a Facebook event that she has fifteen demo songs and has written a thousand songs/poems. Since the announcement, Aurora has released "I Went Too Far" as a single. A music video for the track was released on 4 July 2016. Her next project consisted of covering the song "Scarborough Fair" for the Brazilian telenovela Deus Salve o Rei and filming the opening sequence for it.[32]

2018–2019: Infections of a Different Kind and A Different Kind of Human[edit]

Aurora pictured at a club in Paris, France, in March 2018

Between April and August 2018, the singer released two singles, "Queendom" and "Forgotten Love",[33][34] which would be included in the first half of a two-part album divided into "steps".[35] Aksnes recorded the album during her stay in France in January of that year, and the production included the producers Askjell Solstrand, Roy Kerr and Tim Bran, with Aurora herself also involved in this aspect.[36] Some of that new material was anticipated in live performances, including festivals like Lollapalooza and Coachella.[37][38]

While maintaining some of the themes and stories of the previous album, this production would mark the first time that Aurora has incorporated themes of politics and sexuality into her music.[39] Most of the new inspiration came from the interaction that she had with her fans during her first tour.[40] The music video for "Queendom" saw its release in May 2018, which presented themes of inclusivity and empowerment of "the underdog", particularly her LGBT fans. In the video, Aurora kisses one of her female dancers to convey that "every type of love is accepted and embraced" in her "queendom".[41]

On 28 September 2018, the singer released the first half of her second album on EP format,[35] under the title Infections of a Different Kind (Step 1). The EP features eight songs,[42] and the title itself comes from the eighth track included on it, which Aurora declared as "the most important song I've ever written".[43] A Different Kind of Human (Step 2) followed on 7 June 2019, with lead singles "Animal" and "The River".

On 12 April 2019, Aurora contributed to three songs on The Chemical Brothers' ninth album, No Geography.[44]

On 4 November 2019, the soundtrack to the Disney film Frozen II was released, with Aurora providing backing vocals on the song "Into the Unknown". On 9 February 2020, she performed the song on stage as part of the 92nd Academy Awards alongside Menzel and 9 singers that dubbed the song in their respective languages.[45]

2020–present: The Gods We Can Touch[edit]

Aurora released her solo version of "Into the Unknown" as a standalone single on 3 March 2020.[46] She also released the single "Exist for Love" in May 2020, which was presented as her first love song ever with a self-directed music video.[47] The song was made during the COVID-19 lockdown in collaboration with Isobel Waller-Bridge, who composed the string arrangements.[47] It was the first glimpse into what she described as "a new era" in her career, with the upcoming release of a new album.[48] In early 2021, she released five compilation EPs in celebration of her song "Runaway" receiving over 100 million streams on Spotify: For the Humans Who Take Long Walks in the Forest, Music for the Free Spirits, Stories, For The Metal People and Music for the Fellow Witches Out There throughout February.[49] On 7 July 2021, Aurora released the single "Cure for Me" as the lead single for the forthcoming album.[50] On 14 October, "Giving In To the Love" was released as the album's third single, and The Gods We Can Touch was announced for release on 21 January 2022.[51] Aurora featured in Sub Urban's song "Paramour", released on 19 November as a single for his upcoming debut album.[52] To promote The Gods We Can Touch, she announced a co-headlining concert tour with Sub Urban that will visit the United States in 2022.[53]

Artistry[edit]

Aksnes during a private presentation at Rough Trade East in London (June 2019)

Musical style[edit]

Aurora has an eclectic musical style, consisting of art pop,[54][55] Nordic-folk,[56] synth-pop,[56] electropop,[57] electro-folk,[58] dark pop,[59] avant-garde pop,[60] alt-pop,[61] folk-pop,[62] and new-age.[63] Haley Weiss of Interview introduces her as a "poetic author of art-pop" and an "unaffectedly curious artist".[54] John Murphy of MusicOMH describes her songs as a "beguiling mix of sizzling synth-pop, and for want of a better phrase, Nordic-folk".[56] Michael Craag of The Guardian describes her to be "dark electro-pop".[57] Cyclone Wehner from Music Feeds then say her music has attracted her a cult fanbase with her "darkly romantic electro-folk" along with her eccentricity.[58] Writing for Paper, Mathias Rosenzweig sees her as "Scandinavia's newest dark pop prodigy" with her love for Nordic folklore, similar to Björk's interest of Icelandic mountains and countrysides. Rosenzweig also mentioned her "unexpected melodic twists" akin to Sia with the "prodigy vibes" of Lorde.[59] Lisa Higgins from Clash, meets her as an artist with an avant-garde pop sound,[60] while Jessica Fynn from the same magazine sees her as an "alt-pop aesthete".[61] Chris Tinkham of Paste says that she has a "dark folk-pop" sound.[62]

The word "ethereal" has often been used to qualify her tone of voice,[13][64][65][66] while the repeated use of vocals (like "ah", "oh" and "la") has also been pointed out as something characteristic in her music.[64][67][68]

Influences[edit]

Leonard Cohen performing
Björk performing
Aurora cited musicians such as Leonard Cohen (left) and Björk (right) as some of her influences

Aurora's early influences were limited, since at home she didn't have access to radio or music channels on television, and even as she entered her singing career she admitted listen to very few artists.[69] She has mentioned Enya,[20] Bob Dylan,[20] Leonard Cohen,[20] The Beatles,[70] Johnny Cash,[71] Underworld,[72] Björk, and Kate Bush as her major influences. She said that the first album she bought was Dylan's Blonde on Blonde.[15] She cited the French metal band Gojira as her "favorite band" and has attended two of their concerts.[73] Aurora also praised Mastodon and Refused.[73] She also stated in a BBC Radio 2 interview that she had a great love for many Scandinavian heavy metal bands as well as David Bowie.[74] She has covered some of her influences' songs, some of them are "Mr. Tambourine Man",[75] "Famous Blue Raincoat",[76] "Life on Mars",[77]"Across the Universe",[70] and "Make You Feel My Love".[78] About recent influences, Aurora stated that she hates listening to music, which she described as "noise" or "interference" for her.[63] She also said that she does not have streaming platforms like iTunes and Spotify, but she has "some LPs at home and a few CDs." She added she only likes to listen to some of her influences' music during travelling.[72]

Personal life[edit]

Aurora did not originally expect to perform music professionally, preferring to keep her music private: "I never really wanted to sing, or to be on the stage at all," she said. "I just wanted to write, maybe become a doctor or a physicist or something of that kind."[79] When she was 16, Aurora performed a "really long and boring song about world peace" at her high school's leaving ceremony, and a classmate put the video online. Around the same time, a friend uploaded a track Aurora had recorded as a Christmas gift for her parents to SoundCloud.[10][80] These two songs were discovered by a representative of Made Management, a Norwegian management company, who invited Aurora to visit their office for a meeting in early 2013.[81][82] "At first I thought no," she recalls. "But then my mum said I should think about the idea of sharing my music with the world because maybe there's someone out there who desperately needs it. And that could actually be a good thing."[80] In a few hours, both songs received thousands of visits in Norway, which earned Aurora some recognition in her country, in addition to a fan base on Facebook.[82][14][83] Aurora then set about working on her songwriting for around a year before giving her "first proper live performance" at a Norwegian music festival. "I don’t think I was born to be an entertainer, I used to really be afraid of playing live on-stage. Obviously it’s terrifying! But now I’ve learned to, and I’ve learned to not focus on myself, cause it’s not about me. Now I only think about giving everyone the best experience. A magic moment."[13][84]

When asked in an interview about her sexuality, she stated, "I just like to enjoy what is there, and I like to explore. Just love everything around you and you’re loving yourself."[85] Aurora had an algae ball she named "Igor Septimus" that was a gift from her fans in Switzerland. According to her, it was one of her "best friends" and liked to put it on the fridge.[86] During a live stream in 2021, she revealed that her pet died.[87]

Discography[edit]

Studio albums[edit]

Title Details Peak chart positions Certifications
NOR
[88]
AUS
[89]
BEL
(FL)

[90]
GER
[91]
IRL
[92]
NLD
[93]
SWI
[94]
UK
[95]
US
[96]
US
Alt

[97]
All My Demons Greeting Me as a Friend 1 51 40 24 66 17 41 28 150 21
A Different Kind of Human (Step 2)
  • Released: 7 June 2019
  • Label: Decca, Glassnote
  • Formats: DL, CD, CS, LP, streaming
4 52 172 58 54 32 [A]
  • IFPI NOR: Platinum[98]
The Gods We Can Touch[100]
  • Scheduled: 21 January 2022
  • Label: Decca, Glassnote
  • Formats: DL, CD, CS, LP, streaming
To be released
"—" denotes items which were not released in that country or failed to chart.

Extended plays[edit]

Title Details Peak chart positions Certifications
NOR
[88]
NLD
[93]
Running with the Wolves
  • Released: 4 May 2015
  • Label: Decca
  • Formats: DL, LP, streaming
  • IFPI NOR: Platinum[98]
Room 17 5/8/2015 Not released in these countries
Infections of a Different Kind (Step 1)
  • Released: 28 September 2018
  • Label: Decca, Glassnote
  • Formats: DL, CD, CS, LP, streaming
7 191
  • IFPI NOR: Platinum[98]

Compilations[edit]

Albums[edit]

Title Description
Infections of a Different Kind of Human[102]
  • Released: 25 February 2022
  • Label: Glassnote, AWAL
  • Formats: DL, CS, CD, LP

Extended plays[edit]

Title Description
For the Humans Who Take Long Walks In the Forest
  • Released: 4 February 2021
  • Label: Glassnote, AWAL
  • Formats: DL, streaming
Music for the Fellow Witches
  • Released: 11 February 2021
  • Label: Glassnote, AWAL
  • Formats: DL, streaming
Music for the Free Spirits
  • Released: 18 February 2021
  • Label: Glassnote, AWAL
  • Formats: DL, streaming
Stories
  • Released: 25 February 2021
  • Label: Glassnote, AWAL
  • Formats: DL, streaming
For the Metal People
  • Released: 4 March 2021
  • Label: Glassnote, AWAL
  • Formats: DL, streaming

Singles[edit]

As lead artist[edit]

Title Year Peak chart positions Certifications Album
NOR
[88]
AUS
[103]
BEL
(FL)
Tip

[90]
CAN
[104]
GER
[91]
IRL
[92]
NLD
[93]
SWI
[94]
UK
[95]
US
[105]
"Awakening"[B] 2013 Non-album singles
"Under Stars"[C] 2014
"Runaway"[D] 2015 14
[106]
30 2 39 30 21
[107]
53 21 25 [E] All My Demons Greeting
Me as a Friend
"Running with the Wolves"[F] 72
  • IFPI NOR: Platinum[98]
"Murder Song (5,4,3,2,1)
"Half the World Away"[G] 22 11
"Conqueror" 2016
  • IFPI NOR: Platinum[98]
"I Went Too Far"
"Winter Bird"
"Queendom" 2018 Infections of a Different
Kind (Step 1)
"Forgotten Love"
"Animal" 2019 A Different Kind of
Human (Step 2)
"The Seed"
"The River"
"Apple Tree" 45
"Daydreamer"
"Into the Unknown"
(with Idina Menzel)
15 39 31 19 46 Frozen II OST
"Exist for Love"[H] 2020 The Gods We Can Touch
"The Secret Garden" The Secret Garden OST
"Stjernestøv" 17 Stjernestøv
"Cure for Me" 2021 The Gods We Can Touch
"Giving In to the Love"
"Midas Touch" Hanna OST
"Heathens" The Gods We Can Touch
"—" denotes a single that did not chart or was not released.

As featured artist[edit]

Title Year Album
"Home"
(Icarus featuring Aurora)
2016 Non-album single
"In Bottles"
(Kölsch featuring Aurora)
2017 1989
"Cynical Mind"
(Gundelach featuring Aurora)
2020 My Frail Body
"Sofia"
(Askjell and Iris featuring Aurora)
2021 Non-album single
"Paramour"
(Sub Urban featuring Aurora)
TBA

Promotional singles[edit]

Title Year Album
"Puppet"[I] 2012 Non-album single
"Warrior" 2016 All My Demons Greeting Me As A Friend
"Scarborough Fair" 2018 Deus Salve o Rei (Música Original da Série de TV)
"A Different Kind of Human" 2019 A Different Kind of Human (Step 2)
"Walking in the Air" Non-album promotional singles
"Into the Unknown"
(solo version)
2020
"Thank U" Goodnight Songs for Rebel Girls

Other appearances[edit]

Year Title Album
2014 "Her"
(Bunny Suit featuring Aurora)
The Mud Here Has Memories
"Born Screaming / Die Quiet"
(Bunny Suit featuring Aurora)
2016 "Life on Mars"[77] Girls Vol. 3 (Music from the HBO Original Series)
2018 "Ascension"
(Atella featuring Aurora)
Beacon One EP
"Baby Mine"[J] Dumbo (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)

Songwriting credits[edit]

  indicates an un-credited lead vocal contribution.

Year Artist Album Song Co-written with
2015 Lena Crystal Sky "In the Light" Ian Barter, Norma Jean Martine, Katrina Noorbergen, Laila Samuelsen
2016 Travis Everything at Once "3 Miles High" Fran Healy
2019 The Chemical Brothers No Geography "Eve of Destruction"[112] Edward Simons, Thomas Rowlands, James Calloway, Leroy Jackson Jr., Nene
"Bango"[113] Edward Simons, Thomas Rowlands
"The Universe Sent Me"[114] Edward Simons, Thomas Rowlands
Askjell To Be Loved "To Be Loved"[115] Askjell Solstrand

Music videos[edit]

List of music videos, showing year released and directors
Title Year Director(s)
"Runaway" 2015 Kenny McCracken
"Running with the Wolves" Scratch
"Murder Song (5, 4, 3, 2, 1)" Kenny McCracken
"Half the World Away"
"Conqueror" 2016
"Home" Jackson Ducasse and Grace Lambert
"I Went Too Far" Arni & Kinski
"Winter Bird" Simon Thirlaway
"Queendom" 2018 Kinga Burza
"Animal" 2019 Tim Mattia
"The Seed" Michael Hali
"The River" Nick Walters
"Eve of Destruction" Marcus Lyall and Adam Smith
"Apple Tree" Rianne White
"To Be Loved" Sophia + Robert
"Exist For Love" 2020 AURORA
"Stjernestøv" Karianne Lund / Ida sagmo Tvedte
"Cure For Me"[116] 2021 Sigurd Fossen / AURORA[117]
"Giving In To The Love"[118] Sigurd Fossen[119]

Filmography[edit]

Feature films[edit]

Year Title Role Note
2019 Frozen II The Voice
2020 Wolfwalkers film soundtrack "Running with the Wolves" re-recorded version

Short films[edit]

Year Title Role Production
2015 Into the Light Herself Greg Kotler (Kasafilms)
2016 Nothing Is Eternal The Fader
2018 Once Aurora Flimmer Film
2020 Daydreamer Intro music Apple WWDC 2020

Television[edit]

Year Title Role Note
2017 Creeped Out Narrator Aurora's voice was featured in series 1 trailer
2018 En gang Aurora[120] Herself Documentary

Tours[edit]

Headlining

Co-headlining

Awards and nominations[edit]

Year Organisation Work Award Result Ref.
2014 P3 Gull Årets Nykommer (Newcomer of the Year) Herself Nominated [121]
2015 EBBA Awards '16
by Eurosonic Noorderslag
Album of the Year: Norway Running with the Wolves Won [122]
Public Choice Award Herself Nominated
2016 Spellemannprisen '15 Årets Nykommer (Newcomer of the Year) Won [123]
Gramo scholarship Won [124]
MTV Europe Music Awards Best Norwegian Act Nominated [125]
YouTube Creator Awards Silver Creator Awards Won
GAFFA-Prisen Årets Norske Album All My Demons Greeting Me as a Friend Won
2017 Spellemannprisen '16 Popsolist (Pop Solo Artist) Won [126]
Årets Album Nominated
Årets Musikkvideo (Music Video of the Year) "I Went Too Far" Won [126]
Guild of Music Supervisors Awards Best Song/Recording Created for Television "Life on Mars" (Girls: Episode 505) Nominated [127]
2018 Spellemannprisen '17 Music Video of the Year "Queendom" Nominated [128]
2019 Academy Awards Best Original Song "Into the Unknown" Nominated
Critics' Choice Movie Awards Best Song Nominated
Golden Globe Awards Best Original Song Nominated
Satellite Awards Best Original Song Nominated
2020 Spellemannprisen '19 Årets Internasjonale Suksess "AURORA" Nominated [129]
  • 2014.4.8: A scholarship of 50,000 Kroner from the Festivalen by:Larm's Forbildepriser ("Role Model Award")[130]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ A Different Kind of Human (Step 2) did not enter the US Billboard 200, but did peak at number 96 on the Top Album Sales chart.[99]
  2. ^ "Awakening" is included on the vinyl LP edition of Running with the Wolves.
  3. ^ "Under Stars" is included on the vinyl LP edition of Running with the Wolves.
  4. ^ "Runaway" is included in Running with the Wolves.
  5. ^ "Runaway" did not enter the Billboard Hot 100, but peaked at number one on the Bubbling Under Hot 100 chart.[108]
  6. ^ "Running with the Wolves" is included in Running with the Wolves.
  7. ^ "Half the World Away" is included on the deluxe edition of All My Demons Greeting Me as a Friend.
  8. ^ "Exist for Love" is included on the Japanese version of Infections of a Different Kind of Human.
  9. ^ Credited as Aurora Aksnes.
  10. ^ Trailer only, not released for sale or streaming.

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Awards
Preceded by Recipient of the newcomer Spellemannprisen
2015
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Preceded by Recipient of the pop artist Spellemannprisen
2016
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