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The Gods We Can Touch

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There’s no shortage of pop albums that explore the theme of self-acceptance. The Gods That We Can Touch sees singer Aurora boldly bring her own ideas to this overcrowded table, doing so through the prism of Greek mythology. “Long ago, when the concept of gods and goddesses began, they were more human, almost palpable. Most importantly, they had flaws”, says the Norwegian singer who is often compared to Björk and Kate Bush. Aurora recorded the album with her usual producer, Magnus Skylstad, and it features guitarist Fredrik Svabø, pianist Askjell Solstrand, and bandonionist Per Arne Glorvigen. She also sings a duet with French singer Pomme on the track Everything Matters. Aurora’s celestial voice paired with the melancholic melodies perfectly encapsulate the album’s theme. The singer’s somewhat Baroque-style wistfulness (Artemis, This Could Be A Dream, Exhale Inhale as well as Blood In The Wine, which seems to be at least partially inspired by Morricone’s work) often gives way to a dance, even a club vibe (The Innocent, Giving In To The Love, A Temporary High and Cure For Me, with the latter nodding to the famous accompaniment of Aquarela do Brazil). Aurora’s “human gods” are sensitive, mysterious and jovial, and her third album is a shrine dedicated to their unique and secretive nature. © Nicolas Magenham/Qobuz

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1
The Forbidden Fruits Of Eden
00:00:40

Aurora, Producer, Vocals, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer, ComposerLyricist - Alex Wharton, Mastering Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Magnus Skylstad, Producer, Mixer, Engineer, Synth Bass, Synthesizer, AssociatedPerformer, StudioPersonnel

℗ 2022 Universal Music Operations Limited

2
Everything Matters
00:03:33

Jamie Hartman, Composer, Producer, Co-Producer - Aurora, Producer, Piano, Vocals, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer, ComposerLyricist - Alex Wharton, Mastering Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Pomme, Additional Vocals, FeaturedArtist, AssociatedPerformer, ComposerLyricist - Magnus Skylstad, Producer, Mixer, Engineer, Programming, AssociatedPerformer, StudioPersonnel - Askjell Solstrand, Piano, AssociatedPerformer - Fredrik Svabø, Guitar, AssociatedPerformer

℗ 2022 Universal Music Operations Limited

3
Giving In To The Love
00:03:01

Aurora, Producer, Percussion, Vocals, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer, ComposerLyricist - Alex Wharton, Mastering Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Magnus Skylstad, Producer, Mixer, Drums, Organ, Recording Engineer, Synth Bass, AssociatedPerformer, StudioPersonnel, ComposerLyricist - Fredrik Svabø, Guitar, AssociatedPerformer

℗ 2021 Universal Music Operations Limited

4
Cure For Me
00:03:18

Aurora, Producer, Organ, Vocals, Synthesizer, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer, ComposerLyricist - Alex Wharton, Mastering Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Josh Gudwin, Mixer, StudioPersonnel - Magnus Skylstad, Composer, Producer, Drums, Engineer, Bass, Synthesizer, Programming, AssociatedPerformer, StudioPersonnel - Alexander von Mehren, Drum Machine, AssociatedPerformer

℗ 2021 Universal Music Operations Limited

5
You Keep Me Crawling
00:02:59

Aurora, Producer, Percussion, Vocalist, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer, ComposerLyricist - Alex Wharton, Mastering Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Magnus Skylstad, Producer, Mixer, Drums, Organ, Percussion, Recording Engineer, Synth Bass, Strings, Synthesizer, AssociatedPerformer, StudioPersonnel, ComposerLyricist - Fredrik Svabø, Acoustic Guitar, AssociatedPerformer

℗ 2022 Universal Music Operations Limited

6
Exist For Love
00:04:10

Aurora, Producer, Vocals, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer, ComposerLyricist - Robin Schmidt, Mastering Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Galya Bisengalieva, Viola, Violin, AssociatedPerformer - Magnus Skylstad, Composer, Producer, Mixer, Drums, Programming, AssociatedPerformer, StudioPersonnel, Synth Pads, Bass (Vocal) - Maddie Cutter, Cello, AssociatedPerformer - Glen Roberts, Acoustic Guitar, AssociatedPerformer, ComposerLyricist - Isobel Waller-Bridge, String Arranger, AssociatedPerformer

℗ 2020 Universal Music Operations Limited

7
Heathens
00:03:45

Aurora, Producer, Percussion, Vocals, Synthesizer, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer, ComposerLyricist - Alex Wharton, Mastering Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Magnus Skylstad, Composer, Producer, Mixer, Drums, Engineer, Percussion, Strings, Bass, Programming, AssociatedPerformer, StudioPersonnel, Synth Pads - Fredrik Svabø, Guitar, AssociatedPerformer - Odd Martin, Guitar, Percussion, AssociatedPerformer - Odd Martin Bergjord Skålnes, Composer

℗ 2021 Universal Music Operations Limited

8
The Innocent
00:03:27

Aurora, Producer, Percussion, Vocals, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer, ComposerLyricist - Alex Wharton, Mastering Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Magnus Skylstad, Composer, Producer, Mixer, Drums, Engineer, Piano, Strings, Bass, Synthesizer, AssociatedPerformer, StudioPersonnel - Glen Roberts, Percussion, AssociatedPerformer, ComposerLyricist - Fredrik Svabø, Guitar, AssociatedPerformer

℗ 2022 Universal Music Operations Limited

9
Exhale Inhale
00:03:32

Aurora, Producer, Vocals, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer, ComposerLyricist - Alex Wharton, Mastering Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Magnus Skylstad, Composer, Producer, Mixer, Engineer, Strings, Bass, Synthesizer, AssociatedPerformer, StudioPersonnel - Askjell Solstrand, Strings, AssociatedPerformer - Glen Roberts, ComposerLyricist - Fredrik Svabø, Acoustic Guitar, AssociatedPerformer

℗ 2022 Universal Music Operations Limited

10
A Temporary High
00:03:23

Aurora, Producer, Vocals, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer, ComposerLyricist - Alex Wharton, Mastering Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Magnus Skylstad, Composer, Producer, Mixer, Drums, Engineer, Acoustic Guitar, Synth Bass, Synthesizer, AssociatedPerformer, StudioPersonnel - Kristian Fanavoll Tvedt, Electric Guitar, AssociatedPerformer

℗ 2022 Universal Music Operations Limited

11
A Dangerous Thing
00:03:35

Aurora, Producer, Piano, Vocals, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer, ComposerLyricist - Alex Wharton, Mastering Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Martin Sjølie, Composer, Producer, Drums, Electric Guitar, Co-Producer, Bass, AssociatedPerformer - Magnus Skylstad, Producer, Mixer, Engineer, Percussion, Piano, Baritone Guitar, AssociatedPerformer, StudioPersonnel - Fredrik Svabø, Acoustic Guitar, AssociatedPerformer

℗ 2022 Universal Music Operations Limited

12
Artemis
00:02:38

Aurora, Producer, Vocals, Synth Bass, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer, ComposerLyricist - Alex Wharton, Mastering Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Per Arne Glorvigen, Bandoneon, AssociatedPerformer - Magnus Skylstad, Producer, Mixer, Engineer, Drum, Theremin, AssociatedPerformer, StudioPersonnel - Fredrik Svabø, Acoustic Guitar, AssociatedPerformer

℗ 2022 Universal Music Operations Limited

13
Blood In The Wine
00:03:29

Aurora, Producer, Percussion, Vocals, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer, ComposerLyricist - Alex Wharton, Mastering Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Magnus Skylstad, Producer, Mixer, Engineer, Percussion, Co-Producer, Programming, AssociatedPerformer, StudioPersonnel - Askjell Solstrand, Producer, Drums, Piano, Co-Producer, AssociatedPerformer, ComposerLyricist - Fredrik Svabø, Composer, Guitar, AssociatedPerformer

℗ 2022 Universal Music Operations Limited

14
This Could Be A Dream
00:04:08

Aurora, Producer, Vocals, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer, ComposerLyricist - Alex Wharton, Mastering Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Magnus Skylstad, Composer, Producer, Mixer, Engineer, Piano, Bass, Synthesizer, Drum Programming, Music Production, AssociatedPerformer, StudioPersonnel - Alexander von Mehren, Drum Machine, AssociatedPerformer - Vegard Børdal, Acoustic Guitar, Electric Guitar, AssociatedPerformer

℗ 2022 Universal Music Operations Limited

15
A Little Place Called The Moon
00:04:10

Matias Tellez, Composer, Producer, Guitar, Synthesizer, AssociatedPerformer - Aurora, Producer, Vocals, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer, ComposerLyricist - Alex Wharton, Mastering Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Magnus Skylstad, Mixer, StudioPersonnel

℗ 2022 Universal Music Operations Limited

Album Description

There’s no shortage of pop albums that explore the theme of self-acceptance. The Gods That We Can Touch sees singer Aurora boldly bring her own ideas to this overcrowded table, doing so through the prism of Greek mythology. “Long ago, when the concept of gods and goddesses began, they were more human, almost palpable. Most importantly, they had flaws”, says the Norwegian singer who is often compared to Björk and Kate Bush. Aurora recorded the album with her usual producer, Magnus Skylstad, and it features guitarist Fredrik Svabø, pianist Askjell Solstrand, and bandonionist Per Arne Glorvigen. She also sings a duet with French singer Pomme on the track Everything Matters. Aurora’s celestial voice paired with the melancholic melodies perfectly encapsulate the album’s theme. The singer’s somewhat Baroque-style wistfulness (Artemis, This Could Be A Dream, Exhale Inhale as well as Blood In The Wine, which seems to be at least partially inspired by Morricone’s work) often gives way to a dance, even a club vibe (The Innocent, Giving In To The Love, A Temporary High and Cure For Me, with the latter nodding to the famous accompaniment of Aquarela do Brazil). Aurora’s “human gods” are sensitive, mysterious and jovial, and her third album is a shrine dedicated to their unique and secretive nature. © Nicolas Magenham/Qobuz

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