After hearing her lithe, fairytale-reminiscent songs, perhaps it wouldn’t surprise you to learn that AURORA (born Aurora Aksnes) hails from a Norwegian city with a name translates to “Fjord of Lights.”

In her debut full-length, All My Demons Greeting Me as a Friend, AURORA’s fantasies inhabit every corner of her music. A girl makes peace with her murderer and the inherit vulnerability of life in the haunting piano ballad “Murder Song (5,4,3,2,1).” Coupled with an anthemic swell of synths and AURORA’s triumphant vocal, “Running With the Wolves” makes tapping into one’s lupine side seem not only plausible but downright irresistible. And nowhere is the idea of overflowing visceral content more evident than her single “Conqueror,” where, against a percussive wave, she sings of someone longing to be rescued from “Broken mornings/broken nights/broken days in between.”

AURORA prefers to swap weakness and sorrow for happiness, punctuating even the heaviest of topics with laughs and thoughtful tangents. Even her album title, a metaphor for making peace with your past, hints at a chance for not only redemption, but also joy amidst the darkness.

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Top SongsAlbum
Into the UnknownFrozen 2 (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack/Deluxe Edition)3:14
LuckyAll My Demons Greeting Me as a Friend (Deluxe)4:13
Forgotten LoveForgotten Love3:26
Exist for Love (DJ Boris Remix)Exist for Love (Remixes)3:56
Queendom (Harp Version)Queendom (Harp Version)3:52
I Went Too FarAll My Demons Greeting Me as a Friend (Deluxe)3:27
Under the WaterAll My Demons Greeting Me as a Friend (Deluxe)4:24
ConquerorAll My Demons Greeting Me as a Friend3:27
It Happened QuietInfections of a Different Kind (Step I)4:09
Running with the Wolves (Pablo Nouvelle Remix)All My Demons Greeting Me as a Friend (Deluxe)3:50
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