AURORA today announces her highly anticipated new album, The Gods We Can Touch. Her third studio album will be released through Decca on 21st January 2022. Ahead of the album release, AURORA also today launches her brand-new single Giving In To The Love which can be listened to here.
The Gods We Can Touch is an elegant and celestial but provocative album about shame, desire and morality, all seen through the narrative prism of Greek mythology. In each of the album’s 15 songs we meet a different god.
Of the album release, AURORA has explained, “The spiritual door between the human and the gods is a very complicated thing. In the right hands faith can become the most beautiful thing. Nurturing and warm. And in the wrong hands it can become a beacon of war and death. One thing that has always bothered me is the idea that we’re born unworthy having to deem ourselves worthy by suppressing the forces within us that make us human. Not perfect, not flawless, just human. Could we find this Divine power in ourselves, while still being attached and seduced to the wonders of the world. The flesh, the fruit and the wine. I think that is what intrigues me about the Greek gods. The gods of the ancient world. Perfectly imperfect. Almost within our reach. Like gods we can touch.”
AURORA also releases her brand new single, Giving In To The Love, following a radio premiere on Australia’s Triple J this morning. The track is led by an upbeat thumping beat and showcases AURORA’s soaring yet ethereal vocals. AURORA has said of Giving In To The Love, “I was thinking about Prometheus, and how he stole the fire to sculpt us – the humans. I feel like we sometimes forget that we are living creatures, capable of so many beautiful things. And the human’s current obsession with beauty makes us forget and devalue the fire that rests within us. Our inner self, and most important part.”
July saw AURORA release her empowering single, Cure For Me, alongside the music video which was directed by herself, and Fill In Productions. The video which has now surpassed 12 million views on YouTube, can be seen here. The song has received tremendous support across UK radio and streaming services, including plays on Annie Mac and Jack Saunders’ BBC Radio 1 shows, and playlist inclusions across Spotify and Apple Music.
AURORA also recently announced her headline tour for next year. The singer-songwriter will kick off the headline dates at Milan’s Alcatraz on 13th February 2022, and make stops in cities such as Paris, Berlin, London and lots more. She partnered with Spotify to identify and reward her most passionate fans with an exclusive offer of advance access to tickets. Tickets are now on sale here.
UK TOUR DATES
27th March: Birmingham, Town Hall
28th March: Newcastle, NUSU
29th March: Glasgow, SWG3
31st March: Dublin, Olympia
2nd April: Manchester, Albert Hall
3rd April: Leeds: O2 Academy
5th April: Bristol, O2 Academy
6th April: London, O2 Academy Brixton