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Aurora Aksnes  (born 15 June 1996),  known  mononymously  as  Aurora  (stylized in all caps),  is a  Norwegian  singer, songwriter and record producer. Born in  Stavanger  and raised in the towns of  Høle  and  Os , she began writing her first songs and learning dance at the age of six. After some of her songs were uploaded online and became popular in Norway, she signed a  recording contract  with Petroleum Records,  Decca  and  Glassnote Records [5]  in 2014. Aurora gained recognition with her debut  extended play  (EP),  Running with the Wolves  (2015), which contained the  sleeper hit  " Runaway ". Later that year, she provided the backing track for the  John Lewis Christmas advert , singing a cover of the  Oasis  song " Half the World Away ". Aurora's debut studio album,  All My Demons Greeting Me as a Friend  (2016) received generally positive reviews, charting in various European countries and earning platinum certification two times in Norway. Her second EP  Infections of a Different Kind (Step 1)  (2018) was the first part of a two-part album, while the second part was her second studio album,  A Different Kind of Human (Step 2)  (2019). Her third studio album  The Gods We Can Touch  was released on 21 January 2022. Her music is primarily  electropop ,  folk , and  art pop  with vocals referred to as " ethereal ". She only played piano at the beginning of her career, but later involved herself in percussion and other aspects of music production. In addition to her solo work, Aurora has collaborated with and co-written songs for other artists, including  Icarus ,  Askjell ,  Lena ,  Travis  and  the Chemical Brothers . She has also contributed to soundtracks for several films and television series, including  Girls ,  Frozen II  and  Wolfwalkers .

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