Sometimes you find new music in the most random of places. This time I found it on an advert in the London underground a few weeks ago. Usually I don’t always take notice of the adverts but this one stood out and if you look at the image above you will understand why. It was an advert for Aurora’s debut album, “All my demons greeting me as friends” which also peaked my interest.
The image itself is haunting yet intriguing and it had lodged itself in my brain. However, it was only a few weeks later when I was thinking of something to listen to on Deezer that I thought to look her up…and I have never looked back since.
You may not realise this but you most likely already know her voice. She sang the beautiful version of “Other side of the world” in last Christmas’ John Lewis advert and has also been featured on HBO’s hit TV show, Girls..
Autora has a beautiful yet haunting voice and her songs send shivers down my spine at times. Many of the songs have a dark quality to them and II must admit this is one thing I do love about her.
One of my favourite songs of hers is called “running with the wolves” everything about it I love, from the melody to the stretched out notes.
Although she is in a class of her own and difficult to put in a category if I had to compare her to someone it would be Florence and The Machine, but Lungs era and before, not post Lungs. She has the strength, the tenacity and the attitude that I saw in Florence Welch when I watched her perform in Shepherds Bush before she became so famous. She is not afraid to go this is me, here I am, love me or hate me.
I will definitely be buying her album soon but in the meantime have a listen to “Running with the wolves”
Let me know what you think!