All about the album "The Gods We Can Touch" by the delightful Aurora Axnes
"Gods we can touch." - That's the romantic title of the Norwegian star's third studio album. Aurora Axnes, same AURORA. The record released 21 January 2022, can be characterised as a forward-looking work with a futuristic setting and intriguing melodies. Lyrical meaning "The Gods We Can Touch" goes back to the distant past, which piques the interest of fans. The dark, disturbing lyrics urge the listener to realise that even gods are imperfect and that our imperfections, which make us human, are nothing to be ashamed of.
History of Creation
Aurora Axnesaka AURORA, is a unique performer: it is difficult to explain how she manages to maintain a magical correspondence between her airy appearance and her melodies. И "The Gods We Can Touch" showcases all her rich artistic spirit: it is an elegant record teeming with mythology. To create the third album, Axnes had to become more familiar with the the legends of ancient Greece.
Work on "The Gods We Can Touch" started back in the 2019 year. In an interview, the singer said:
"This record is going to be very hardcore! But I will also continue to explore the soft, tender side of myself... I want to open up to my fans even more!"
In the spring. 2020 of the year, the girl began hinting to her Instagram followers that "the beginning of a new era" was coming, and now the first single has been released "Exist for Love". He was followed by "Cure for Me". In an interview, Axnes shared:
"I'm actively experimenting, I'm interested in getting to know myself from new sides! I like to do different things..."
For her third record, Aurora avidly drew inspiration from Greek mythology. Despite the fact that she herself Axnes characterised her studio work as. "pretty absurd."a huge investment of effort and love for the fans here. This is a fantastic disc about shame, desire and morality. Each track introduces the listener to new gods.
"The spiritual door between man and the gods is a very complicated thing. In the right hands faith can be the most beautiful thing, but in the unskilful hands it can be a beacon of war and death."
Aurora continues, "We humans are not perfect or flawless. Each of us is simply human. Can we find the divine power within ourselves while remaining attached and seduced by the wonders of the world? I've been thinking a lot about Prometheus and how he stole fire to mould us - humans. And it seems to me that we have become very focused on our outer qualities, losing sight of that inner fire. It is very important to remember it, because it is our inner self, the most important part of every human being...".
"The Gods We Can Touch" is a rich palette of sound colours: from bombastic energy to elegant rhythms and modern techniques, including unobtrusive electronics. There is everything here for everyone to find something interesting and attractive. If "Exist for Love" is a romanticised hymn, and "Cure for Me" - a dance ballad, then. "A Temporary High" is delightful in its directness and simplicity. The magic of this disc lies in its boldness of lyrics, diversity of melodies. You won't find predictable pop structures here. Only incredible, impetuous energy, shrouded in mythology.
"The Forbidden Fruits of Eden."
"Giving In to the Love"
"Cure for Me"
"You Keep Me Crawling"
"Exist for Love"
"A Temporary High"
"A Dangerous Thing"
"Blood in the Wine"
"This Could Be a Dream"
"A Little Place Called the Moon"
On all tracks, the Norwegian star's voice sounds confident and uplifting. The artist pushes the boundaries by experimenting with vocals, enhancing emotionality and bringing magical folk tones into modern music making.