Following its premiere on BBC Radio 1 as Clara Amfo’s sought after Hottest Record last night, AURORA has today released her brand new shimmering and rapturous single, The Woman I Am. Exploring themes of self-assurance and pride, the song is the first track to be taken from a special deluxe version of the critically acclaimed album, The Gods We Can Touch.
The Norwegian songstress has said of the track, “This is an ode to feminine divinity. It’s not always easy to find your place in this world made for men, as a woman. To find yourself. To learn that you are a source of life, of power, craft, thought and love. Not only a vessel. You do not exist for the pleasure of others, you exist for yourself. Even Beyond your body, your beauty, your intellect and your accomplishments, there is a woman who is worthy of this world; believe in her. And know her worth with every breath you take. And then maybe one day the world will be in harmony. And balance. But only in the arms of equality.” Listen to The Woman I Am, here.
The Woman I Am comes off the back of AURORA’s mostly sold-out UK headline tour which began a week ago. She hit stops in cities including Birmingham, Manchester, Leeds, Bristol and more, and will wrap things up in London at O2 Brixton Academy on Wednesday.
January saw AURORA score her first ever UK Top 10 with album The Gods We Can Touch, which landed at No.8 in the Official UK Album Chart. Inspired by Greek mythology and released via Decca, the record was described as “Euphoric” and “Heavenly” (NME), and was the 3rd most streamed new album in the world on Spotify the weekend of its release.
To celebrate the release, AURORA treated her adoring UK fans to several special appearances around the capital city, during the month of January. Hundreds of AURORA’s ‘Warriors’ queued down the street to meet the Norwegian superstar underneath her beautiful Amazon Music mural in Shoreditch with only 12 hours notice. Intimate sold-out shows at Pryzm in Kingston and Rough Trade East took place, as well as a one-off Q&A, hosted by BBC Radio 1’s Arielle Free, before the screening of her ‘global digital experience’ entitled ‘A Touch Of The Divine’.