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A song in your heart

June 6 - June 12, 2024
Gulf Weekly A song in your heart

Electropop and folk artist Aurora is set to release her fourth studio album titled What Happened to the Heart? tomorrow (June 7).

The 27-year-old singer expressed in an interview that she was inspired by the heart as a symbol and metaphor.

 “I was looking at the history of the heart and what the heart has been a symbol for. Even before we knew about the anatomy of a human as scientifically as we do now, we talked about the heart and the core,” she said.

On the process of making the album, the Cure for Me singer revealed that the writing sessions took place in ‘different rooms and temperatures’.

“It gave me access to a lot of parts of me that I haven’t really faced before; even parts that scared me a little, very personal parts.

“I’ve been exploring my own darkness more, so it is maybe my most personal album,” the singer added.

Born Aurora Aksnes, the Norwegian artist embarked on her career in 2012 when she self-released her debut single titled Puppet under her birth name. She rose to fame when her 2015 single Runaway caught the attention of pop sensations Katy Perry and Troye Sivan.

Her third album titled The Gods We Can Touch gained critical acclaim and was Spotify’s third most streamed album upon its release week in 2022.

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