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The Gods We Can Touch
Aurora - The Gods We Can Touch.jpeg
Studio album by
Released21 January 2022
RecordedNovember 2019 – July 2021
Aurora chronology
A Different Kind of Human (Step 2)
The Gods We Can Touch
Singles from The Gods We Can Touch
  1. „Exist for Love„
    Released: 14 May 2020
  2. „Cure for Me„
    Released: 7 July 2021
  3. „Giving In to the Love„
    Released: 14 October 2021
  4. „Heathens„
    Released: 2 December 2021
  5. „A Dangerous Thing„
    Released: 7 January 2022
  6. „Everything Matters„
    Released: 7 January 2022
  7. „A Temporary High„
    Released: 27 January 2022

The Gods We Can Touch is the third studio album by Norwegian pop singer and songwriter Aurora, released on 21 January 2022 through Decca Records and Glassnote Records.

The album was preceded by six singles, „Exist for Love“, „Cure for Me“, „Giving In to the Love“, „Heathens“, „A Dangerous Thing“, and „Everything Matters“, featuring French singer Pomme.

Background and release

Aurora began production on a new album in November 2019.[1] She hinted at plans to release a new album soon after the release of her A Different Kind of Human (Step 2) album. In an interview with Riff Magazine, she revealed she was working on two albums at once, one of which she has said is „longer into the future“. Of the closer album, she stated, „The perspective is much bigger. It’s still quite political, and it’s still quite opinionated and it’s also very emotional. It’s even more about the individuals that make the army. It’s an album for every individual within the big army of love“.[2] She further detailed the album in an interview with Motley, stating „My next album will be dressed in an armour of hardness. But I’m also really exploring the soft, delicate part of me, which I want to open up even more on my next album“.[3]

Clearing her Instagram feed in May 2020, Aurora began hinting at „the beginning of a new era“.[4] She released the lead single for The Gods We Can Touch, „Exist for Love“, on 14 May 2020.[5] She additionally released a song for the 2020 film The Secret Garden in September 2020, and confirmed the album she would release would not be another „step“ album.[6]

In April 2021, Aurora’s single „Runaway“ began growing in popularity on TikTok. In an interview with NME regarding the song’s newfound success, Aurora described the themes of the upcoming album: „I’m asking questions to everything that made us the way we are now; in our past, in politics, religion, and in weird ways of thought we have created that make no sense – like racism, not being a feminist or burning women for being witches. All of these strange things that we have convinced ourselves are the right thing to do, which is just so odd... I just wonder where it started, you know, this cruelty, and the good things of course“.[7]

„Cure for Me“ was released as The Gods We Can Touchs next single on 7 July 2021.[8] She detailed its position on the forthcoming album: „[„Cure for Me“] has something in common with the album in that I’m experimenting with new things and new sides of me. It’s easy for me to make a really ‚Aurora‘ album – that feels like nature and mother Earth. That comes really naturally to me. So I’m really enjoying doing something different.“ She described her intentions to be experimental on the forthcoming album, and stated the album would not discuss themes like „doom, gloom, COVID and horror“, instead of focusing on „more playful and fun“ songs, whilst also referencing „a lot of things that bother [her] with society and our history“. She also stated that album was finished, and her intentions to release the album before the end of 2021.[9]

On 14 October, she released „Giving In to the Love“ as the album’s next single, and officially announced The Gods We Can Touch, and its release date of 21 January 2022.[10]

On 2 December, she released „Heathens“ as the album’s fourth single,[11] and „A Dangerous Thing“ and „Everything Matters“, featuring French singer Pomme, as the fifth and sixth singles on 7 January 2022.[12] „A Temporary High“ served as the seventh single, released on 27 January 2022.[13]


To promote the album, Aurora announced a co-headlining concert tour with American singer-songwriter Sub Urban that will visit the United States in 2022.[14]

Music and lyrics

The Gods We Can Touch has been characterised to be an electropop record,[15][16][17][18] along with folk-pop,[16][19] ethereal,[19][18] art pop,[20] electro-folk,[18] and synth-pop.[18] The sound of the album incorporates an eclectic and multifaceted style,[16][21][18] set with vast soundscapes, electronic textures, Western elements, intimate orchestrations, multiple layers, and textures.[22][16] Musical influences of the record draws from chamber pop, global music, Latin music, and arena rock.[23][24]

The lyrical themes are heavily inspired predominantly by Greek mythology.[24][16][22] Furthermore, the styles of lyrical writing have been described as dark and disturbing, with a maximal and introspective style.[19][25][16] The lyrics throughout the songs of the record also talk about self-empowerment, abuse, and heartbreak.[15] Aurora’s sopranolike vocal performance throughout the album was described by many critics as „ethereal“,[16][18][21][19] with interludes to songs that showcase her voice and vocal tone shifts.[22][15] Georgia Griffiths from The Music writes that Aurora is „channelling Lana Del Rey, [and] the next it’s Santigold“ in her vocal performances on the record.[22]

Critical reception

Professional ratings
Aggregate scores
Review scores
The Line of Best Fit9/10[19]
Under the Radar[32]

The Gods We Can Touch was met with critical acclaim upon release.[33] At Metacritic, which assigns a normalised score out of 100 to ratings from publications, the album received a mean score of 81 based on 9 reviews, indicating „universal acclaim“.[27]

The Line of Best Fit writer Tom Williams praised the album as an „ethereal masterpiece“ and stated that Aurora’s sound is „like heaven on Earth.“[19] Steven Loftin of Dork called Aurora on the album „exciting as she is intriguing“ and makes the „world feels like a better place.“[29] The Clashs Finlay Holden called the record „high-reaching“ and noted that the themes of „angry, celebratory, wallowing and cathartic energies exhibit themselves in a maximalist way.“[25] Ben Hogwood from musicOMH states that the record consisted of „futuristic production and intriguing, sometimes daring melodies“ despite being rooted in a „deep and very distant past.“[30]

Chris Hamilton-Peach of DIY writes that „Aurora’s celestial spark remains her calling card“ on the album.[23] Gigwise writer Tom Taylor sees Aurora as she „experiments with genre in her joyful new album“ while also being reliant on „high-energy, electro-pop anthems.“[17] Andrew Trendell of NME notes that the record „seizes the opportunity to take the world on and fight with all her power“ and is loaded with „idiosyncratic quirks and enchanting notions.“[31] Hayden Godfrey from Under the Radar felt that the record showcases Aurora’s „glorious highs and careful lows“ towards the production.[32] According to Marcy Donelson from AllMusic, the record only expands on Aurora’s „already mystical bearing.“[28]

Track listing

Digital and CD track listing
1.„The Forbidden Fruits of Eden“Aurora Aksnes0:40
2.„Everything Matters“ (featuring Pomme)
  • Aurora
  • Skylstad
  • Hartman[c]
3.„Giving In to the Love“
  • Aurora
  • Skylstad
4.„Cure for Me“
  • Aksnes
  • Skylstad
  • Aurora
  • Skylstad
5.„You Keep Me Crawling“
  • Aksnes
  • Skylstad
  • Aurora
  • Skylstad
6.„Exist for Love“
  • Aksnes
  • Glen Roberts
  • Skylstad
  • Aurora
  • Skylstad
  • Aksnes
  • Skylstad
  • Odd Martin Skalnes
  • Aurora
  • Skylstad
8.„The Innocent“
  • Aksnes
  • Roberts
  • Skylstad
  • Aurora
  • Skylstad
9.„Exhale, Inhale“
  • Aksnes
  • Roberts
  • Skylstad
  • Aurora
  • Skylstad
10.„A Temporary High“
  • Aksnes
  • Skylstad
  • Aurora
  • Skylstad
11.„A Dangerous Thing“
  • Aurora
  • Skylstad
  • Sjølie[c]
  • Aurora
  • Skylstad
13.„Blood in the Wine“
  • Aksnes
  • Askjell Solstrand
  • Fredrik Svabø
14.„This Could Be a Dream“
  • Aksnes
  • Skylstad
  • Aurora
  • Skylstad
15.„A Little Place Called the Moon“
  • Aurora
  • Tellez
Total length:49:55
Vinyl track listing
1.„The Forbidden Fruits of Eden“Aksnes0:40
2.„Cure for Me“
  • Aksnes
  • Skylstad
3.„The Innocent“
  • Aksnes
  • Roberts
  • Skylstad
4.„A Dangerous Thing“
  • Aksnes
  • Sjølie
5.„Exist for Love“
  • Aksnes
  • Roberts
  • Skylstad
  • Aksnes
  • Skylstad
  • Skalnes
7.„Blood in the Wine“
  • Aksnes
  • Solstrand
  • Svabø
8.„Exhale, Inhale“
  • Aksnes
  • Roberts
  • Skylstad
9.„A Temporary High“
  • Aksnes
  • Skylstad
10.„The Woman I Am“
  • Aksnes
  • Roberts
  • Skylstad
11.„This Could Be a Dream“
  • Aksnes
  • Skylstad
13.„The Devil Is Human“2:55
14.„Everything Matters“ (featuring Pomme)
  • Aksnes
  • Pommet
  • Hartman
15.„A Little Place Called the Moon“
  • Aksnes
  • Tellez
Total length:49:49



  • Aurora – vocals, production, piano (tracks 2, 11), percussion (tracks 3, 7), synthesizer (tracks 4, 7), organ (track 4)
  • Magnus Skylstad – production, programming (tracks 2, 4, 6–7), synth bass (track 3), organ (track 3), drums (tracks 3–4, 6–7), bass (tracks 4, 6–7), synthesizer (tracks 4, 6), synth pads (tracks 6–7), strings (track 7), percussion (track 7, 11), baritone guitar (track 11), piano (track 11)
  • Fredrik Svabø – guitar (tracks 2–3, 7), acoustic guitar (track 11)
  • Askjell Solstrand – piano (track 2)
  • Pomme – featured vocals (track 2)
  • Jamie Hartman – production (track 2)
  • Alexander von Mehren – drum machine (track 4)
  • Isobel Waller-Bridge – string arrangement (track 6)
  • Glen Roberts – acoustic guitar (track 6)
  • Maddie Cutter – cello (track 6)
  • Galya Bisengalieva – violin (track 6), viola (track 6)
  • Odd Martin Skalnes – guitar (track 7), percussion (track 7)
  • Martin Sjølie – co-production (track 11), electric guitar (track 11), drums (track 11), bass (track 11)


  • Magnus Skylstad – engineer (tracks 2, 4, 7, 11), mixing, recording engineer (track 3), studio personnel
  • Alex Whartman – mastering, studio personnel
  • Josh Gudwin – mixing (track 4), studio personnel
  • Robin Schmidt – mastering (track 6)


  • Aurora – art direction
  • Leif Podhajsky – art direction, artwork, package design
  • Xin Li – photography


Chart performance for The Gods We Can Touch
Chart (2022)Peak
Australian Albums (ARIA)[34]100
Austrian Albums (Ö3 Austria)[35]24
Belgian Albums (Ultratop Flanders)[36]25
Belgian Albums (Ultratop Wallonia)[37]29
Dutch Albums (Album Top 100)[38]28
Finnish Albums (Suomen virallinen lista)[39]47
French Albums (SNEP)[40]56
German Albums (Offizielle Top 100)[41]11
Norwegian Albums (VG-lista)[42]1
Polish Albums (ZPAV)[43]31
Scottish Albums (OCC)[44]7
Slovak Albums (ČNS IFPI)[45]70
Spanish Albums (PROMUSICAE)[46]53
Swiss Albums (Schweizer Hitparade)[47]16
UK Albums (OCC)[48]8
US Heatseekers Albums (Billboard)[49]6
US Current Album Sales (Billboard)[50]56

Release history

Release dates and formats for The Gods We Can Touch
Various21 January 2022[51]


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  20. ^ Franco, Frederick (21 January 2022). „MITOLOGÍA EN LA VIDA DIARIA: EL ART POP DE AURORA EN SU DISCO ‚THE GODS WE CAN TOUCH‘ . (in Spanish). Retrieved 15 February 2022.
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  33. ^ Trendell, Andrew (7 February 2022). „Five things we learned from our In Conversation video chat with Aurora“. NME. Retrieved 13 February 2022.
  34. ^ „The ARIA Report: Week Commencing 31 January 2022“. The ARIA Report. No. 1665. Australian Recording Industry Association. 31 January 2022. p. 6.
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Veröffentlichungen von Aurora die im OTRS erhältlich sind/waren:

The Gods We Can Touch ¦ A Different Kind Of Human: Step 2

Aurora auf Wikipedia (oder andere Quellen):

Aurora Aksnes (2018)
Aurora Aksnes (2018)
Erklärung der Daten
All My Demons Greeting Me As a Friend
 NO1Template:Infobox Chartplatzierungen/Wartung/NR1-Link
11/2016(50 Wo.)
 DE2418.03.2016(4 Wo.)
 AT5025.03.2016(1 Wo.)
 CH4120.03.2016(1 Wo.)
 UK2824.03.2016(1 Wo.)
 US15002.04.2016(1 Wo.)
Infections of a Different Kind (Step 1)
40/2018(2 Wo.)
A Different Kind of Human (Step 2)
24/2019(5 Wo.)
 DE5814.06.2019(1 Wo.)
 AT6621.06.2019(1 Wo.)
 CH5416.06.2019(1 Wo.)
 UK3220.06.2019(1 Wo.)
The Gods We Can Touch
 NO1Template:Infobox Chartplatzierungen/Wartung/NR1-Link04/2022(…Template:Infobox Chartplatzierungen/Wartung/vorläufig/2022 Wo.)
 DE1128.01.2022(2 Wo.)
 AT2401.02.2022(1 Wo.)
 CH1630.01.2022(…Template:Infobox Chartplatzierungen/Wartung/vorläufig/2022 Wo.)
 UK828.01.2021(1 Wo.)
Running with the Wolves
 DE7205.05.2015(13 Wo.)
Half the World Away
19.11.2015(8 Wo.)
Into the Unknown (mit Idina Menzel)
05.12.2019(13 Wo.)
 US4607.12.2019(12 Wo.)
49/2020(5 Wo.)
16/2021(5 Wo.)
 DE3016.04.2021(6 Wo.)
 AT2723.04.2021(6 Wo.)
 CH2118.04.2021(8 Wo.)
26.03.2021(11 Wo.)

Aurora (* 15. Juni 1996[3] in Stavanger als Aurora Aksnes)[4][5] ist eine norwegische Sängerin, Songwriterin und Musikproduzentin.


Bekannt wurde Aurora Aksnes durch ihr Lied Running with the Wolves. Von der US-amerikanischen Sängerin und Songschreiberin Katy Perry wurde sie für dieses Lied als vielversprechendes Nachwuchstalent gelobt.[6] Beim norwegischen Sender NRK P3 wurde Aurora Aksnes als beste norwegische Newcomerin des Jahres 2014 für den Musikpreis P3 Gull nominiert.[7] Das Lied Running with the Wolves wurde in den Staffeln vier und fünf der Serie „Wolfblood – Verwandlung bei Vollmond“ als Titelmusik und in Deutschland als Hintergrundmusik von Vodafone-Werbungen genutzt. Ihre Welttour führt sie in Deutschland nach Berlin. Sie veröffentlichte ihre Musik unter anderem bei Decca Records, Glassnote Records und Petroleum Records. Sie ist beim Label Graceful Sounds unter Vertrag.[8] Außerdem wird ihr Lied Conqueror im Videospiel FIFA 16 und der Song Under Stars im Abspann von Mass Effect: Andromeda verwendet.

Sie ist auch als Songwriterin für andere Künstler tätig. So findet sich beispielsweise mit In the Light ein Lied aus ihrer Feder auf dem 2015 veröffentlichten Album Crystal Sky der deutschen Sängerin Lena Meyer-Landrut.

Am 21. November 2015 hatte sie einen musikalischen Auftritt in der deutschen Late-Night-Show Inas Nacht. Im gleichen Jahr trat sie beim Friedensnobelpreiskonzert auf.[9]

Für einen Werbespot für die britische Kaufhauskette John Lewis nahm sie im November eine Coverversion des Oasis-Songs Half the World Away auf.[10] Damit schaffte sie es auf Platz elf der britischen Charts.

Für die Produktion der brasilianischen Telenovela Deus Salve o Rei (Gott schütze den König) sang sie als Titelmelodie den traditionellen Song Scarborough Fair.

Am 28. September 2018 veröffentlichte sie ihre zweite EP „Infections of a different Kind - Step 1“. Am 24. Januar 2019 brachte Aksnes die Single Animal heraus, die sie bereits vor der Veröffentlichung in Konzerten gespielt hatte. Am 5. April 2019 veröffentlichte sie die zweite Single The Seed ihres kommenden zweiten Studioalbums A Different Kind of Human - Step 2, die sie zuvor schon erstmals 2018 live während des „Lollapalooza“-Festivals in Brasilien gesungen hatte.[11][12] Mit The River folgte am 10. Mai die letzte Single des neuen Albums, welches sie kurz darauf, am 7. Juni 2019, veröffentlichte.[13]

Für die Neuverfilmung von Dumbo 2019 sang sie Baby Mine.[14] Im November 2019 war Aurora für das Lied Wo noch niemand war des Films Die Eiskönigin II als Hintergrundsängerin tätig.

Am 9. Februar, 2020 spielten Menzel und Aurora das Lied während der 92. Oscar-Verleihung zusammen mit neun der internationalen Sänger des Songs, die in neun verschiedenen Sprachen sangen: Maria Lucia Heiberg Rosenberg auf Dänisch, Willemijn Verkaik auf Deutsch, Takako Matsu auf Japanisch, Carmen Sarahí auf lateinamerikanischem Spanisch, Lisa Stokke auf Norwegisch, Kasia Łaska auf Polnisch, Anna Buturlina auf Russisch und Wichayanee Pearklin auf Thailändisch. Am 14. Mai 2020 startete Aksnes mit der Single Exist for Love den Auftakt des nächsten Albums. Am 4. September 2020 veröffentlichte Aksnes den Song The Secret Garden zur Neuverfilmung „Der geheime Garten“. Im Oktober 2020 nahm Aurora Aksnes eine Coverversion Thank U (Original von Alanis Morissette) auf. Im November 2020 sang sie den Titelsong Stjernestøv zur gleichnamigen norwegischen Serie.

Am 7. Februar 2021 feierte das Lied Runaway seinen sechsten Geburtstag. Aufgrund des Ehrentages stellte Aksnes fünf weitere EPs aus ihren Songs zusammen. Am 7. Juli 2021 veröffentlichte Aurora Aksnes die zweite Single Cure For Me ihres dritten Albums. Einen Tag später wurde das Musikvideo veröffentlicht. Am 9. September 2021 coverte Aurora den Song Rasputin von Boney M. im Rahmen eines Auftritts beim norwegischen Sender NRK P3.[15] Am 14. Oktober 2021 brachte Aksnes die dritte Single Giving in to The Love aus ihrem dritten kommenden Album The Gods We Can Touch heraus.

In einem Webcam-Interview in der TV-Sendung 3sat Kulturzeit erklärte Aurora im November 2021: „Es ärgert mich sehr, dass wir unser Leben in Wochen eingeteilt haben. Alles beginnt immer wieder neu, jeden Montag neu, wie eine Endlosschleife. Anstatt eines langen Abenteuers. Ich verstehe natürlich, dass wir ein System brauchen. Aber ich glaube, dass es unserem Geist schlecht bekommt, alles wieder von vorne, die gleiche Woche, das gleiche Programm.“ Darüber hinaus erwähnte die TV-Sendung, dass ihr nächstes Album The Gods we can touch am 21. Januar 2022 erscheinen wird.

Am 24. November 2021 wurde das Lied Midas Touch zum Trailer der dritten Staffel von der Serie Hanna geschrieben. Am 3. Dezember 2021 folgte mit Heathens die vierte Single aus ihrem dritten Album The Gods We Can Touch, das am 21. Januar. 2022 erschien.[16]

In Januar 2022 brachten Aurora und Pomme zusammen Everything Matters heraus, wobei Pomme den französischen Teil des Liedes schrieb und singt.[17]

Am 4. April. 2022 brachte Aksnes ihre neue Single The Woman I Am heraus.


Im Frühjahr 2021 war das bereits 2015 veröffentlichte Lied Runaway auf Plattformen wie TikTok oder Instagram erfolgreich. Dort wurde es als Hintergrundmusik für einen Filter benutzt.[18] Durch diesen viralen Trend landete das Lied in den Spotify-Charts[19] und erreichte auf Youtube seit dem Anfang 2021 361 Millionen Aufrufe.[20]



  • 2016: All My Demons Greeting Me as a Friend (Decca Records, Petroleum and Glassnote Records)
  • 2019: A Different Kind of Human – Step 2 (Decca Records, Petroleum and Glassnote Records)
  • 2022: The Gods We Can Touch (Decca Records, Petroleum and Glassnote Records)


  • 2015: Running with the Wolves (Vertigo Berlin / Universal Music, NO:PlatinPlatin)
  • 2018: Infections of a different Kind - Step 1 (Decca Records Petroleum and Glassnote Records)


  • 2020: Infections of A Different Kind of Human (Japan Only Edition)
  • 2021: For the Humans Who Takes long Walks in the Forest
  • 2021: Music for the fellow Witches out there
  • 2021: Music for the free Spirits
  • 2021: Stories
  • 2021: For the Metal People


  • 2012: Puppet (Sound Patrol Records)
  • 2013: Awakening
  • 2014: Under Stars
  • 2015: Runaway (US:GoldGold)
  • 2015: Running with the Wolves (NO:PlatinPlatin)
  • 2015: Murder Song (5, 4, 3, 2, 1) (NO:GoldGold)
  • 2015: Half the World Away (NO:GoldGold)
  • 2016: Conqueror (NO:PlatinPlatin)
  • 2016: Warrior
  • 2016: I Went Too Far (NO:GoldGold)
  • 2016: Winter Bird
  • 2017: Scarborough Fair
  • 2018: Queendom
  • 2018: Forgotten Love
  • 2019: Animal
  • 2019: The Seed[21]
  • 2019: The River
  • 2019: A Different Kind of Human
  • 2019: Apple Tree
  • 2019: Daydreamer
  • 2019: Baby Mine Disney Dumbo 2019
  • 2020: Walking in the Air
  • 2020: Into the Unknown
  • 2020: Exist for Love
  • 2020: The Secret Garden
  • 2020: Thank U
  • 2020: Stjernestøv
  • 2021: Runaway (Guitar Version)
  • 2021: Runaway (Piano Version)
  • 2021: Runaway (Lvl.2)
  • 2021: Cure for Me
  • 2022: Cure for Me (Acoustic)
  • 2021: Giving in to the Love
  • 2021: Midas Touch
  • 2021: Heathens
  • 2022: A Dangerous Thing/Everything Matters (feat. Pomme) (Doppelsingle)
  • 2022: A temporary High
  • 2022: A temporary High (Acoustic)
  • 2022: The Woman I Am


Commons: Aurora – Sammlung von Bildern, Videos und Audiodateien


  1. a b Chartquellen: NO DE UK US
  2. a b Auszeichnungen für Musikverkäufe: UK NO US
  3. Silje Kathrine Sviggum: En fri fugl. In: Magasinet, vedlegg til Dagbladet (Oslo), 29. Juni 2019, S. 28–35; urn:nbn:no-nb_digavis_dagbladet_null_null_20190629_151_147_1 (Abruf nur aus Norwegen)
  4. Aurora, la nouvelle voix venue de Norvège
  5. Eg trur eg har noko av magien frå Høle med på mi reise ut i verda / Aurora budde sine fyrste år i Sandnes. 26. August 2016, abgerufen am 15. Dezember 2019.
  6. Katy Perry roser Aurora Aksnes
  7. Dette er de nominerte til P3 Gull 2014
  8. Ville ikke gi The Beatles platekontrakt, men signerte norske Aurora (18). Dagbladet
  9. Gabrielle Graatrud: A-ha og Aurora Aksnes til Nobelkonserten. 25. Oktober 2015, abgerufen am 25. Mai 2021 (norwegisch).
  10. Justin Myers: Oasis covered by Norwegian singer Aurora for new John Lewis Christmas advert. Official Charts, 6. November 2015
  11. Monster4Life4Gaga: *New song* Aurora – The Seed (Live at Lollapalooza Brazil 2018). 25. März 2018, abgerufen am 19. April 2019.
  12. A Different Kind Of Human - Step 2. Abgerufen am 19. April 2019 (englisch).
  13. Aurora tells us about her surprise ‘empowering’ new album ‘Infections Of A Different Kind - Step 1’. In: NME. 28. September 2018 ( [abgerufen am 28. September 2018]).
  15. Aurora gir «Rasputin» en ny og magisk drakt. 9. September 2021, abgerufen am 10. September 2021 (norwegisch).
  16. 3sat Kulturzeit. TV-Kultursendung, 2. November 2021, 38 Min. Moderation: Lillian Moschen. Eine Produktion von 3sat
  18. Stuttgarter Zeitung, Stuttgart Germany: Aurora-Filter auf TikTok und Instagram – So geht der Trend! Abgerufen am 25. Mai 2021.
  19. AURORA – Runaway – Spotify Chart History. Abgerufen am 25. Mai 2021.
  21. The Seed. Abgerufen am 19. April 2019 (englisch).


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