L'Aura

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L'Aura
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L'Aura at a concert in Brescia in April 2006
Background information
Birth nameLaura Abela
Also known asL'Aura
Born (1984-08-13) 13 August 1984 (age 35)
OriginBrescia, Italy
GenresPop, rock, indie pop
Occupation(s)Musician
InstrumentsVocals, piano, violin
Years active2000–present
Associated actsRezophonic
Websitel-aura.com

L'Aura (born Laura Abela; Brescia, 13 August 1984) is an Italian singer, songwriter, composer, pianist and violinist.

Early career[edit]

L'Aura spent two years in San Francisco in preparation for recording her first record titled Okumuki, which was recorded in Italy and released in 2005. She sang part of it in Italian and part of it in English. The producer was Enrique Gonzalez Muller, who had worked with Nine Inch Nails, Kronos Quartet, Jason Newsted, Dave Matthews Band, and Joe Satriani.

Success[edit]

In 2006 L'Aura participated at the Sanremo Music Festival for the first time with the song "Irragiungibile", a song which was quite successful in the Italian music charts and Okumuki was certified Gold in Italy.

9 June 2007 saw the release date of her second album, Demian (like the famous book by Hermann Hesse). The first single "Non è una favola", released 18 May was followed by a second single, "È per te", which was a duet with Max Zanotti, the lead singer of Deasonika. At the end of 2007, she showed an interest in representing San Marino in the next edition of Eurovision Song Contest 2008.

L'Aura took part in the Sanremo Music Festival 2008 in Categoria Campioni with the song "Basta!" ("Enough!"),[1] which was a radio and TV success, quickly becoming one of the most downloaded singles from the festival. In February she released her first greatest hits album: L'Aura.

Also in 2008, L'Aura performed at the 1st May's Concert in Rome and the Heineken Jammin' Festival. In July 2008, she opened for Ben Harper and R.E.M. in Verona and Milan and Alanis Morissette in Torino. The second single from the L'Aura album, "Cos'è", was released on 16 May 2008.

On 26 October 2010, L'Aura released the EP Sei come me. On this release, she used the name L'Aura Abela. On this album, she worked with the producer Dado Parisini on all of the tracks, including an Italian language version of the Bonnie Tyler song "Total Eclipse of the Heart", named "Eclissi del cuore" (Eclipse of the Heart). In October 2011, "Eclissi del cuore" was re-released as a duet with Nek, another Italian singer. The single "Come spieghi" was also released in order to promote the album.

In 2011, L'Aura (again signing as "L'Aura" solely) re-released the Sei come me EP with "Gira l'estate", "Hello Goodbye" (The Beatles cover), the "Eclissi del cuore" duet with Nek and two brand new songs.

On 26 November 2012, L'Aura announced via her Facebook page that she is pregnant with her first child, with her husband Simone Bertolotti. On 25 April 2013, L'Aura gave birth to her son, Leonardo Bertolotti.

Abela's single, "I'm an Alcoholic" was released on 19 May 2017, after almost six years without releasing any new content. It is the lead single from her yet to be released album Il contrario dell'amore.

Present years[edit]

In January 2014, L'Aura confirmed she was working on an album.

On 8 May 2014, L'Aura was invited by her fellow Italian friend Laura Pausini to sing by her side during a show. They performed the song Con la musica alla radio.[2]

On 2 November 2015, L'Aura confirmed on her social media that she had written the song "Lo sapevi prima tu", which would be released days after that post in Laura Pausini's album Simili. The song also has been released in Spanish, this version being titled "Lo sabías antes tú".

Discography[edit]

Albums[edit]

Year Album ITA chart Sales
2005 Okumuki - 10,000
2006 Okumuki (re-release) 23 50,000
2007 Demian 31 10,000
2008 L'Aura[3] 38 20,000
2010 Sei come me EP 50 10,000
2011 Sei come me - Deluxe Edition 52 -
2017 Il contrario dell'amore 35
[4]
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Singles[edit]

Year Title Chart positions Album
ITA EUR
2005 "Radio Star" 34 - Okumuki
"Today" 21 82
"Una Favola" 33 -
2006 "Irraggiungibile" 17 81
"Domani" - -
2007 "Non è una Favola" 21 - Demian
"E' per te" - -
2008 "Basta!" 17 178 L'Aura
"Cos'è" - -
"Nell'aria" - -
2010 "Come spieghi" - - Sei come me EP
2011 "Eclissi del cuore" 10 -
"Eclissi del cuore"
(L'Aura feat. Nek)
5 - Sei come me - Deluxe Edition
2017 "La meccanica del cuore" - - -

References[edit]

  1. ^ Festival di Sanremo 2008 Archived 2011-09-28 at the Wayback Machine
  2. ^ Laura Pausini, il 18 maggio a Taormina anche Malika Ayane, Syria e L'Aura
  3. ^ L'Aura - L'Aura Archived 2012-05-25 at Archive.today
  4. ^ "Album – Classifica settimanale WK 39 (dal 2017-09-22 al 2017-09-28)" (in Italian). Federazione Industria Musicale Italiana. Retrieved 30 September 2017.

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