AURORA - A Different Kind Of Human (Step II)
Sep 24, 2019
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Aurora was a surprise when she came up, a very young and very promising girl. Her first studio album, All My Demons Greeting Me as a Friend, is a chamber pop album mixed with Norwegian folk and art pop from the same world as other admirable women like Kate Bush, Tori Amos and even Fiona Apple. Even with some similarities, Aurora has its own sound and artistic image.

The biggest problem for a prodigal artist is to evolve into a certain status and get rid of beginner labels without looking overbearing. And that's where the problem with Aurora is. Last year she released the first part of a series of releases, 'Infections of A Different Kind', an album that draws on more synths and less complex productions, a slight slippage on all aspects of her debut, the highlight being the performer's vocals. that brought the work to life.

The second part of the track selection, in its form, remains in the same scheme as the first release despite being more synthpop, tinged with lifeless and predictable pop art, and often dull and lyrically lost.

The album opens with "The River", a kind of song similar to MGMTism, "Animal" is a common, basic pop, could be written or sung by any of the not so clever opponents of the performer (Halsey, Tove Lo ... ), she sings that she is an animal, but she would be a natural predator among other singers who have delivered great works in recent times (Lorde and her melancholy 'Melodrama', Weyes Blood with her psychedelic 'Titanic Rising' and even Lana's 'Norman Fucking Rockwell', which seem to be just the tip of her artistic apex) the biggest highlights are for tracks that sound like an evolution of what the artist brought on her debut album (Daydreamer, Soulless Creature, A Different Kind of Human .. .), but still not enough to save the superficiality and arrogance that surrounds the project.


Aurora no longer has to prove that she can write formidable compositions (Runaway, Murder Song, All Is Soft Inside) or that she can catch the listener's attention, she just needs to show that she can step out of the comfort zone she has created and decide between the artistic Babylon of Kate Bush's disciples, or the pop of the various girls that emerged in this decade that were just another prodigy.
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