Otherworldly Nordic pop star AURORA is kicking off 2019 with brand new music.
Animal is streaming now and released through Decca Records.
‘Animal’ heralds another new chapter in the story of AURORA, the leftfield pop musician who seemingly fell from the forests of her native Bergen with her inclusive stories of nature and nurture, love, longing and loss. ‘Animal’ follows last year’s surprise release of ‘Infections Of A Different Kind – Part 1’ in the Autumn, which sated her sprawling, fervent global fanbase, and acted as a tantalising taster to a very busy 2019 of new music and touring.
‘Animal’ features a veritable slew of gold star producers including the ‘My Riot’ production team of Tim Bran and Roy Kerr (London Grammar, Primal Scream), Magnus Skylstad and AURORA herself. It was recorded out in Norway around the ‘Infections…’ sessions, but withheld by way of introduction to a series of brand new releases for 2019.
The accompanying video is directed by Tim Mattia, explaining the process he says:
“It was great to be invited to go inside Aurora’s head for a little bit of time while we worked on this project together. It was a hugely collaborative experience, and I think that can be seen on screen, as our ideas and aesthetics melded together to create the video. She is such a unique and talented artist, who looks at the world in a very fresh and unusual way; which in turn seemed to affect everyone around her, especially on the shoot day itself, entirely positively. Looking forward to doing it again!”
Explaining the song, AURORA commented:
“I spend a lot of time thinking about humans. And I wanted to make a song wrapped in a blanket of obliviousness whilst speaking the wonderful and horrible truth that I see in us. We are always thriving for something. If it’s love, money, sex, success, power or just a bigger piece of a delicious chocolate cake. It’s very interesting. Its grotesque. It’s beautiful.
“We are always hunting for something. We are animals hunting for animals.”
With her numerous musical fans ranging from Billie Eilish to Sigrid, Katy Perry to Troye Sivan, each and every one of them express their fascination in the individualism and boldness of AURORA’s rhythm and verse. ‘Animal’ is an exquisite example of that; a theatrical almost flamboyant song that swoops, soars and rotates with pulse, heart and melody.
AURORA will spend much of 2019 out on the road, with shows across Europe, the US and South America already scheduled before the Summer. Plenty more live dates to be announced imminently.
12th January – Auditorium Parco Della Musica, Rome
13th January – Locomotiv Club, Bologna
14th January – Magnolia, Milan
15th January – Les Docks, Lausanne
17th January – Forum Karlin, Prague
18th January – Palladium, Warsaw
19th January – Vega, Copenhagen
13th February – Commodore Ballroom, Vancouver
14th February – The Showbox, Seattle
15th February – Wonder Ballroom, Portland
17th February – The Regency Ballroom, San Francisco
20th February – The Fonda Theatre, Los Angeles
22nd February – Observatory North Park, San Diego
23rd February – Valley Bar, Phoenix
27th February – First Avenue, Minneapolis
1st March – Metro, Chicago
2nd March – Danforth Music Hall, Toronto
3rd March – Corona Theatre, Montreal
5th March – Royale, Boston
7th March – Brooklyn Steel, Brooklyn NY
9th March – Union Transfer, Philadelphia
10th March – Lincoln Theatre, Washington
22nd March – Sentrum Scene, Oslo
28th March – USF Verftet, Bergen
29th March – USFT Verftet, Bergen
16th May – Mistor Rock, Prado Brazil
17th May – Circo Coador, Lapa Brazil
18th May – Credicard Hall, Vila Almeida Brazil
21st May – Opera De Arame, Pilarzinho Brazil
23rd May – Bar Opiniao, Cidade Baixa Brazil
26th May – Teatro Gran Rex, AAI Argentina
26th May – Cupula Multiespacio, Santiago
28th May – El Plaza Condensa, Mexico D. F