The singers third studio album, The Gods We Can Touch, is set to arrive later this month!
Norwegian alternative pop songstress AURORA has treated us with two brand new tracks taken from her forthcoming third studio album, The Gods We Can Touch. A Dangerous Thing and Everything Matters, which sees the musician team up with French artist Pomme, offer up new tastes of the Greek mythology inspired conceptual nature set to play out across the album.
Speaking of Everything Matters, the singer shares: “It’s a very strange story. A story I would like for people out there to figure out themselves. I contacted a French artist, Pomme, to write the ending for me. And it is beautiful. Sensual. And real. I do often feel like this world is trying to make me focus on all these great miracles. And somehow I feel like it makes me miss out on the small ones. And that is sad. Because the small miracles happen all the time. Sometimes several times a day. And I want to see all of them. Because everything matters.”
She adds of A Dangerous Thing, “There’s a lot of beauty in this world. And there’s a lot of ugly. I was surprised to learn how often the ugly is disguised as beauty. How often poison is disguised as wine. And life disguised as death." And when we learn that what we thought was good for us, is in fact bad for us - even then we tend to go return to it. Because at least it’s familiar. And all we ever dream about is home. Seductive, yet destructive. A dangerous thing indeed.”
Later this month, AURORA will share her third studio album, The Gods We Can Touch. Inspired by Greek mythology and set to traverse themes of shame, desire and morality, the fifteen song release is set to introduce listeners to a number of different god who embody each track.
“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 details.
AURORA rose to prominence in 2015 with the release of her debut album All My Demons Greeting Me as a Friend, following her signing to American label Glassnote. Since then, the singer has released another two records, Infections of a Different Kind (Step I) and A Different Kind of Human (Step II), and featured on the soundtrack to the award winning Disney film Frozen II, which saw her perform the movies lead track, Into The Unknown, on stage, alongside star Idina Menzel, as part of the 92nd Academy Awards.
Listen to the tracks below!