AURORA transports you to another universe with the ‘A Different Kind’ era.

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AURORA transports you to another universe with the ‘A Different Kind’ era.

The major themes of our era include climate change, gender, and self-worth with lyrics drowned in complex metaphors and symbolism. Those are typical of AURORA’s songwriting.

The major themes of our era include climate change, gender, and self-worth with lyrics drowned in complex metaphors and symbolism. Those are typical of AURORA’s songwriting.

Press release photo.

The major themes of our era include climate change, gender, and self-worth with lyrics drowned in complex metaphors and symbolism. Those are typical of AURORA’s songwriting.

Press release photo.

Press release photo.

The major themes of our era include climate change, gender, and self-worth with lyrics drowned in complex metaphors and symbolism. Those are typical of AURORA’s songwriting.

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Within the past year, Norwegian singer-songwriter AURORA has been steadily releasing material related to a two-part album project dubbed the A Different Kind era. The project consists of her critically acclaimed EP Infections of a Different Kind (Step I), released last September, and her highly anticipated second studio album, A Different Kind of Human (Step II), which dropped in early June.

The major themes of the era include climate change, gender, and self-worth with lyrics drowned in complex metaphors and symbolism, typical of AURORA’s songwriting. Both the EP and album utilize a combination of stripped-down instrumentation and electronic beats to create a new breed of pop music that can best be described, in my mind, as “nymph pop”. It sounds weird, but when I listen to AURORA’s music, I think of the forest and fairies and dryads and will o’wisps. Her light, enchanting vocals also add a sense of “magic” and “mystery” to the project.

To me, “Queendom” from Infections of a Different Kind (Step I) and “The River” from A Different Kind of Human (Step II) are the standout tracks of the era. The former is a dance-oriented track with themes of woman and Queer empowerment. The latter is a self-love anthem with an upbeat, folktronica-esque production that could easily be a radio hit, something rare considering AURORA’s more experimental sound.

Overall, A Different Kind is a breathtakingly beautiful project that touches on important messages while demonstrating AURORA’s expert songwriting and unique sound. Infections of a Different Kind (Step I) and A Different Kind of Human (Step II) are available across all online and streaming platforms.

Stream Infections of a Different Kind (Step I) on Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/album/2elb18efHkfPJPFHivbZm6?si=L9ymGKgrQzufgD71YLGCvw

Stream A Different Kind of Human (Step II) on Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/album/5NyKdDV8KGVaXUatH3gpaE?si=mZ8dYqX2Q6uvpBOVjJ2vlA

Watch the music video for “Queendom”: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wULeXeQkqd0

Watch the music video for “The River”: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P7lE-G1oC34