AURORA (Norwegian singer–songwriter & producer)

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Legal name: Aurora Aksnes

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Aurora Aksnes (born 15 June 1996), known mononymously as Aurora (stylized in all caps), is a Norwegian singer, songwriter and record producer. Born in Stavanger and raised in the towns of Høle and Os, she began writing her first songs and learning dance at the age of six. After some of her songs were uploaded online and became popular in Norway, she signed a recording contract with Petroleum Records, Decca and Glassnote Records in 2014. Aurora gained recognition with her debut extended play (EP), Running with the Wolves (2015), which contained the sleeper hit "Runaway". Later that year, she provided the backing track for the John Lewis Christmas advert, singing a cover of the Oasis song "Half the World Away".

Aurora's debut studio album, All My Demons Greeting Me as a Friend (2016) received generally positive reviews, charting in various European countries and earning platinum certification two times in Norway. Her second EP Infections of a Different Kind (Step 1) (2018) was the first part of a two-part album, which the second part was her second studio album, A Different Kind of Human (Step 2) (2019). Her third studio album The Gods We Can Touch was released on 21 January 2022.

Her music is primarily electropop, folk, and art pop with vocals referred to as "ethereal". She only played piano at the beginning of her career, but later involved herself in percussion and other aspects of music production. In addition to her solo work, Aurora has collaborated with and co-written songs for other artists, including Icarus, Askjell, Lena, Travis and The Chemical Brothers. She has also contributed to soundtracks for several films and television series, including Girls, Frozen II and Wolfwalkers.

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Discography

Album

YearTitleArtistRatingReleases
2016All My Demons Greeting Me as a FriendAURORA4.659
2018Infections of a Different Kind: Step 1AURORA4.84
2019A Different Kind of Human: Step 2AURORA4.65
2022The Gods We Can TouchAURORA43

Album + Compilation

YearTitleArtistRatingReleases
2020Infections of a Different Kind of HumanAURORA2

Album + Soundtrack

YearTitleArtistRatingReleases
2020WolfWalkers (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)Bruno Coulais, Kíla & AURORA1

Single

YearTitleArtistRatingReleases
2014AwakeningAURORA1
2014Under StarsAURORA2
2015RunawayAURORA1
2015Running With the WolvesAURORA1
2015Murder Song (5, 4, 3, 2, 1)AURORA2
2015Half the World AwayAURORA1
2015Walking in the AirAURORA2
2015Runaway (Guitar Version)AURORA1
2016ConquerorAURORA1
2016HomeIcarus feat. AURORA3
2016I Went Too FarAURORA1
2018QueendomAURORA2
2018Queendom (harp version)AURORA1
2018Forgotten LoveAURORA2
2019AnimalAURORA1
2019The SeedAURORA1
2019The RiverAURORA1
2019A Different Kind of HumanAURORA1
2019Across the Universe (triple j Like A Version)AURORA1
2020Exist for LoveAURORA3
2020The Secret GardenAURORA1
2020Thank UAURORA1
2021Runaway (Lvl.2)AURORA1
2021SofiaAskjell, iris & AURORA1
2021Cure for MeAURORA3
2021Giving in to the LoveAURORA1
2021PARAMOURSub Urban ft. AURORA1
2021HeathensAURORA1
2022A Dangerous ThingAURORA4
2022Storm (English version)吳青峰 & AURORA1
2022Storm吳青峰 & AURORA1
2022The Devil Is HumanAURORA3
2022A Potion for LoveAURORA2

Single + Soundtrack

YearTitleArtistRatingReleases
2018Scarborough FairAURORA1
2020Into the UnknownAURORA2
2020Running with the Wolves (Wolfwalkers edition)AURORA1
2020StjernestøvAURORA1
2021Midas TouchAURORA1
2022Hunting Shadows (Assassin’s Creed)AURORA2
2022The Frozen Planet (From Frozen Planet II)Hans Zimmer, Adam Lukas, James Everingham & AURORA1

Single + Remix

YearTitleArtistRatingReleases
2016I Went Too Far (MK Remix)AURORA1
2018Queendom (remixes)AURORA2
2018Forgotten Love (Claptone Remix)AURORA1
2019The River (Askjell Remix)AURORA1

EP

YearTitleArtistRatingReleases
2015Running With the WolvesAURORA3
2020Exist for LoveAURORA1

EP + Compilation

YearTitleArtistRatingReleases
2021FOR THE HUMANS WHO TAKE LONG WALKS IN THE FORESTAURORA1
2021MUSIC FOR THE FELLOW WITCHES OUT THEREAURORA1
2021MUSIC FOR THE FREE SPIRITSAURORA1
2021STORIESAURORA1
2021FOR THE METAL PEOPLEAURORA1

EP + Live

YearTitleArtistRatingReleases
2015Room 17 5/8/2015Aurora1

Other

YearTitleArtistRatingReleases
2021Runaway (Piano Acoustic)AURORA1
2021Cure for Me (Acoustic)AURORA1

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