Aurora Aksnes - New Music "Introducing"


My discovery to the 18 year old Norwegian artist Aurora Aksnes came perhaps six months later than some, thanks to her inclusion in the initial line-up for a rather stellar looking Berlin Music Week; a free, three day festival that runs from September 3-5, the 10 acts thus far announced also including Alice Boman and Adna - free flights / accommodation anyone?!

"Awakening" is the only track on Aurora's soundcloud but I've found some tracks that seemingly pre-date it on Youtube, I'll focus on the former here. A track that immediately gets your pulse racing and excited for what more is to come, introducing a strong, radiant and seemingly versatile vocal which intertwines effortless atop a web of warm electronics, their's an organic quality which lingers throughout and the chorus is simply beautiful too, a tapestry of pure, mystical poetry awaits below.

Aurora plays what I imagine to be her London debut on September 25th, at The Lexington for the ever impressive Ja Ja Ja - details.