Norwegian Singer Aurora’s NPR Tiny Desk Concert is Magical (Video)

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Norwegian Singer Aurora’s NPR Tiny Desk Concert is Magical

Norwegian singer songwriter Aurora was at NPR about six months ago, where she gave a Tiny Desk Concert. NPR has finally uploaded the concert to YouTube this week and it is one of the best Tiny Desk Concerts I’ve ever seen.

Because Aurora, at the age of only 19, can stand in a small room surrounded by book shelves stuffed with books and CDs, watched by a tiny, intimate audience just steps away, and accompanied by just a guitar, and can pull off one of the most astoundingly magical performances imaginable.

It’s her quirky, lilting, somersaulting voice. The way her whole being is involved in the performance of each song, and how her hands make the most awkward, stilting and strange movements, that are actually quite beautiful, that make this girl so magnetic to watch.

In fact, she’s now joined my list of only four other female singers I would ever cross oceans to hear sing live — Conchita Wurst (and I’ve already done that), Loreen, Pink and Paloma Faith.

At Aurora’s NPR Tiny Desk Concert, she sang three songs. ‘”Runaway”, “Murder Song (5, 4, 3, 2, 1)” and “Running With The Wolves“.  All three songs have been released as singles this year, and could very well show up as tracks on her debut album which is due for release early in 2016.

Until then, you will find ‘Runaway‘ and ‘Running With The Wolves‘ on her recent 4-track EP.

Now watch Aurora’s Tiny Desk Concert at NPR, and remember I told you she is going to be huge. Because, I absolutely guarantee you, she is.

About Michelle Topham

Brit-American journalist based in Austria, former radio DJ at 97X WOXY, and Founder/CEO of Leo Sigh. I've covered K-drama, K-pop, J-pop and music news for over a decade.