hmv's Next Big Thing... #46 Aurora
Every Wednesday we recommend a brand new artist who we think you're going to love. This week we bring you Aurora, the little-known singer currently all over your TV screens...
Who Is She?
19-year old Norwegian Aurora Aksnes was largely unknown until a few weeks ago, but then she was plucked from relative obscurity and asked to cover Oasis's classic 'Half The World Away' for the John Lewis Christmas advert. Now she's had millions of hits online and there's plenty of hype around her debut LP, which is due next year. Justified hype we might add.
Who Does She Sound Like?
Obviously 'Half The World Away' shows off the more tender, delicate side of Aksnes, but her other material is a lot more powerful and thundering. Think Lykke Li and Cat Power when they really go for it, her voice can sit atop pretty much anything.
Why Should I Be Excited?
Lush strings, delicate arrangements and her lovely, lovely voice.
Can I Hear Something?
Of course you can. 'Half The World Away' is below for you and her debut EP Running With Wolves is here in our digital store.