AURORA releases her sensual and intriguing track, The Devil Is Human, previously only available to listen to on the vinyl version of her latest album, The Gods We Can Touch. The songstress explains, “We get sexualised by the world, and yet shamed for being sexual. They want to possess you and own you, and even decide what you get to do with your own body. We are not free until all of us are free. The world have tried for many years to burn women who were strong, who were brilliant, brave and free spirited. The devil is human, or apparently the devil is a woman. You can burn the skin we live in, but you cannot burn the witch away. #ourbodyourchoice.” Listen here.
The pop singer-songwriter will join the star-studded line up at BST on Sunday, alongside the likes of the legendary Duran Duran, Nile Rodgers & Chic, Laura Mvula and more. A 65,000-strong crowd will fill Hyde Park in London, and witness AURORA play a set consisting of tracks spanning her accomplished career.
More recently, the songstress has been dominating stages across America, whilst on a headline tour there. In April, AURORA completed a sold-out UK headline tour where she stopped in cities including a packed O2 Brixton Academy in London, where she performed to over 5000 adoring fans, Birmingham, Manchester, Leeds and Bristol. Shortly after this, AURORA won a highly-regarded Spellemann Award (Norway’s version of the GRAMMY’s) for International Success Of The Year!
Last month saw the Norwegian star team up with Taiwanese artist Qing-Feng (aka Greeny) on their track, Storm. The dreamy yet euphoric track perfectly blends both AURORA and Greeny’s vocals, culminating in a pulsing and uplifting chorus. Listen here.
AURORA has been on a phenomenal trajectory since the beginning of this year. January saw her score her first ever UK Top 10 with album The Gods We Can Touch (released via Decca), which landed at No.8 in the Official UK Album Chart. Inspired by Greek mythology, the record was described as “Euphoric” and “Heavenly” (NME), and was the third most streamed new album in the world on Spotify the weekend of its release.
Single The Woman I Am, garnered tremendous success on the airwaves. It was included as BBC Radio 1’s coveted Hottest Record, Tune Of The Week, and AURORA’s beautiful Piano Sessions – where she covered Harry Styles’ Golden, and performed her own track A Temporary High – became the most viewed of the past year, in just one week. The track also picked up countless plays on BBC Radio 1, including daytime, as well as plays on BBC Radio 2.