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AURORA: A Young Emerging Artist.

Aurora‘s talent in writing and singing are as obvious as her young age. This up-and-coming artist has already established her fanbase, which is basically everyone who listens, listened or will listen to her. As soon as one listens to one of her tracks, falling in love with her is just an action waiting to happen. Her dark interpretation of music and her heavily meaningful lyrics will compile  anyone to bookmark her name in their emerging artists chart.
I’ve got a hold of Aurora to ask her a few question about pretty much anything I could think of, and she happily and calmly answered every single one with as much passion as she usually spends is her performances. Ladies and gentlemen, without further ado, I give you, AURORA.

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VM: Hi Aurora and thank you for the interview, We would like to know more about you. Tell us who Aurora Aksnes  really is.
AURORA: Well. My name is Aurora, I live in Norway, a few hours from Bergen. I’ve been writing songs since I was 9, I love to tell stories.

VM: What got you into music? did you want to be a singer your whole life?
AURORA: I didn’t want to be a singer, and even now I considered myself more a musician and a storyteller than a singer. I’ve loved writing songs since I was 9, mostly for myself. I didn’t really want to be on a stage… I just needed to write songs. And then MADE management found me, and here I am.

I considered myself more a musician and a storyteller than a singer.

VM: In other interviews, you’ve pointed out that you’ve been playing piano since a very young age and fell in love with it. who or what pushed you to learn how to play it?
AURORA: my older sister used to play piano – before she stopped. And that was when I started to play. nothing pushed me to learn it. I think that is the reason why I love it so much. My parents never pushed me into doing anything. But they supported me. I think I just loved the sound of it so much that I just kept playing.

VM: What is the typical studio day for Aurora?
AURORA: Well, it depends! Every day is quite different actually! But music is always being created, and it’s wonderful. I really love being in the studio.

VM: Concerning your songs, you go from the romantic but uniquely unusual ‘In Boxes’ to the very artistically lyrics-ed ‘Runaway’. do you think there is any different between the two? how would you describe each one?
AURORA: Well, I think all of my songs have a certain darkness to them. And of course they are different! All my songs are different stories, and they deserve to have their own style. In boxes is a bit more morbid and creepy, and runaway is more longing.

VM: Your latest single ‘Murder Song’ just came out, and I have to say the acoustic version is one of my favorite songss by you. The lyrics are moving and it looks like there is a story behind it. would you care to give us a little insight on how the song came into existence?
AURORA: I wrote it one year ago, I can’t remember how it happened, but I remember it happened very fast. It was meant to be written!

VM: Your Discogs page describes your music as Pop, We like to believe that it’s a more of an acoustic version of Indie Rock. how would you describe it?
AURORA: Dark art pop.

VM: Where did you perform your first live show and how did it go? Do you have any future plans to perform here, in Morocco?
AURORA: The first real show with a band I did in Bergen – February 2014! It was very scary. That’s the thing I remember the most about it. and I don’t know yet – but I think one day I will come to Morocco and play!

VM: What are your plans for the near future? What can we expect from you?
AURORA: I’m finishing my first album, it will be released in the beginning of next year, I’m super excited.

VM: Give us an interesting fun fact or a weird incident that happened to you while you were performing live.
AURORA: Well, it’s hard to remember, weird things often happens on stage!!!! I sometime forget the lyrics, and one time I think I swallowed a tiny fly while singing ‘awakening’. That was quite weird.

VM: Finally, do you have anything to say to your fans or simply for the people who wanna discover your music?
AURORA: Well, I want my fans to know that I love them! I wouldn’t have been able to do what I do without them! They are being so nice to me. And for the people who haven’t discovered me yet – if you like emotional music, you’ve come to the right place. I have lots of stories to tell.


To hear more from Aurora, be sure to check out her Spotify or Soundcloud.

A special thank you to AURORA’s PR team for facilitating this interview, especially Helga Luedy.

 

 

The Endless River : Nouvel album de Pink Floyd .

Pink Floyd est de retour ! Il était temps, n’est ce pas ?

Vingt ans après la sortie du fameux et magnifique album studio « Devision Bell« , qui sera prochainement rééditer dans une version deluxe, Pink Floyd travaille sur un nouvel album LP (Long play) qui s’intitulera « The Endless river » et qui fera apparition cet automne, en Octobre plus précisément .

Cette information fut révélée hier, le 5 juillet, par la femme de David Gilmour, Polly Samson sur Twitter. Elle ajoute aussi que le matériel est basé sur les sessions de 1994 avec Richard Wright.

La chanteuse Durga McBroom-Hudson, qui avait accompagné le groupe en tournée dans les années  80’s et 90’s a expliqué , sur sa page Facebook,  qu’ils y aura bien des pistes de Richard Wright et qu’elle a chanté dans quelques nouvelles chansons en décembre dernier.  L’ingénieur de son Andy Jackson a lui aussi confirmé le sortie du nouvel album de Pink Floyd.

Or, personne ne sait si  Roger Waters, l’autre membre principal du groupe va participer à la création de « The Endless River », car sa dernière apparition avec le groupe était en 1983 , dans « The Final Cut » .. Mais après, il avait préféré se consacrer entièrement à sa carrière solo. On ne sait pas non plus si cette nouvelle influencera sur le groupe ou sur l’avancement du prochain album solo de David Gilmour, car lui aussi travaille sur son premier album solo depuis 2006, et prévoit une possible tournée juste après sa sortie.