Norwegian pop singer/songwriter Aurora Aksnes (aka AURORA) released her debut single, "Awakening," in late 2013.
With her frosty electronic textures, spare beats, and clear, emotive vocals, the young Bergen native works in a similar dark pop milieu as artists like Oh Land
, Lykke Li
, and Lorde
. Honing her live show and building on the momentum of her first single, Aksnes issued the follow-up single "Under Stars" in late 2014 and announced that she had signed with American label Glassnote
. Her debut EP, Running with the Wolves, was released in the spring of 2015. The young singer/songwriter then came to further prominence, having covered the Oasis
track "Half the World Away" for the 2015 John Lewis Christmas ad before following up with her debut full-length, All My Demons Greeting Me as a Friend, in 2016. It debuted at number one in Norway and charted across Western Europe. ~ Timothy Monger, Rovi