Aurora Aksnes might be just 18 years old but she writes with the maturity of someone twice her age. Hailing from Bergen, Norway, the promising new artist has already signed to Glassnote Records (CHVRCHES, Childish Gambino) and caused some healthy stir on the web.
New track "Under Stars" is a more brisk and bold affair than her first effort, "Awakening". This time, she unwittingly pulls reference to another 'A' soloist, Austra, at the song's opening with beautifully shrill vocals and tech-laced synths. Weathered drums and classy harmonic loops erupt at the precipice - now her clean-cut vocals sounding more akin to Olivia Merilahti of The Dø. Comparisons are rife but this effects no scorn; in fact, we rather commend it.
"Under Stars" is available to download on iTunes now.