Today we are crushing on The Gods We Can Touch, the third and latest album from Norwegian songstress AURORA. Over the past few months, she has teased us with “Heathens,” “Giving In To The Love”, smash hit “Cure For Me,” and now she has graced us with angelic, soft yet powerful layered vocals on the new album. If you’re yet to be introduced to AURORA, prepare to fall deeply in love with this ethereal being.
Speaking on the album, Aurora says “Sometimes I feel like the whole world Is trying to convince you something is wrong with you. And sadly often people believe this to be true,”. She continues “It is very scary how easy it is for someone to convince you that you are wrong. Or that you are overly emotional, too strange, and not good enough. And I think it’s about time we shut those voices out. Because in no way should anyone convince you that you are not worthy because of the way you look, or act, believe in or love. We should be allowed to be human. And we don’t need a cure for it.”
The Gods We Can Touch truly showcases AURORA’s versatility has an artist, track 10 ‘Temporary High’ is a perfect example of that, with noticeable 80’s synth pop influences mixed with her layered harmonies, the track has an exciting build up to the chorus that just makes you want to get up and dance. This album is a side of AURORA you have never seen before and nothing about it is predictable, which is further proven with the follow up track 11 ‘A Dangerous Thing’. The Gods We Can Touch consists of an array of different musical influences within each, A Dangerous Thing creating a dark-pop atmosphere with it’s crestfallen lyrics however bouncing back into a lovely sing-along track to the subtle folk-pop undertones.
The album is a great escape from the real world and takes you on a journey through AURORA’s beautiful mind. We have lots of love for this album and we know you will too!