Glow After Illumination
Raised in both California and the Netherlands, Aura took early life lessons in Indian music and jazz. After completing a BA in music at the Maastricht Conservatory in Holland, she moved to London for two years where she performed regularly and found her voice in songwriting. Aura has toured around the world to places like Malta, where she sang at the renowned Teatru festival, Fiji, and the US. She is currently based in Amsterdam where she recorded and produced her debut EP. Her US tour to promote this release incorporated live looping, samples and woodwinds by Adam Weiss. Her music is innate and authentic. The depth and tacit honesty of her lyrics are striking, and they draw on themes uncommon in popular music. Her voice has a warmth that has been compared to Norah Jones' timbre and a sincerity that evokes Joni Mitchell.