May Day, Aurora Norwegian queen of Alt Pop is the only foreigner to take the stage

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After announcing, in recent weeks, the summer concerts that will bring her dreamy pop to Italy for two appointments in July, a new and prestigious event enriches the calendar of this extraordinary artist: only international guest for the 2023 edition, Aurora on the stage of May Day Concert, the annual performance that welcomes a large audience from all over Italy. Promoted by CGIL, CISL and UIL and organized by iCompany, the Concertone will be broadcast live on Rai 3, Radio 2 Rai and Rai Play. Europe’s largest free festival, the Concertone attracts an ever-growing audience from all over Italy and boasts over eight hours of live TV. Increasingly transgenerational, this edition’s hashtag is Generation #1M2023. And it is in this context that the alt-pop and the Nordic suggestions of Aurora they fit together perfectly. Thanks to her harmonious and angelic voice and her indisputable talent, Aurora is making her way into the music world to the tune of international awards and sold-out tours, as well as receiving esteem from the likes of Billie Eilish, Katy Perry and Tom Odell, with whom she recently collaborated on the single ‘Butterflies’, published at the end of January. And equally recent is the unexpected success of ‘Runaway’single from 2016, where on TikTok it exceeds 300 million daily visits.

Grew up in the beautiful forests near Bergen, Norway, Aurora begins to feel the desire to write at the age of six. Her first song ‘runaway’, made it up just twelve years old. Success comes completely unexpectedly, when the video of one of his live performances, at the age of fifteen, ends up online and, after an initial refusal of a manager’s proposal to become an artist, he begins his career as a Aurora. In 2015 he won the prestigious Spellemannprisen award, the equivalent of the Norwegian Grammy, as best debut with the EP ‘Running with the Wolves’ and two years later, in January 2017, he won two Norwegian Grammys for Pop Solo Artist of the Year and Music Video of the Year with the song ‘I Went Too Far’, adapted from ‘All My Demons Greeting Me As A Friend’the debut album released in March 2016. With the first long-distance job Aurora she performed twice in North America, with concerts sold out everywhere, as well as appearances on major TV shows including ‘The Tonights Show Starring Jimmy Fallon’, ‘Conan’ and ‘The Late Show with Steven Colbert’. An exciting debut to which are added the headlining concerts in England, Germany, France, Denmark, Sweden, Holland, Belgium, Norway and the long tour that took her to Australia, Singapore and New Zealand. Best known for the cover of the famous Oasis song, ‘Half the World Away’, Aurora was born and raised in Bergen, Norway. Inspired by the dark atmospheres and melancholy of the gray skies of her land, the young singer-songwriter creates a sometimes mysterious sound. Some of her singles have also been chosen for the making of some successful TV series, including ‘The Flash’Teen Wolf’ and as a soundtrack for the FIFA 16 video game. Released in September 2018 for the prestigious Decca Records label, which has been following it since its inception, ‘Infections of a Different Kind – Step 1′ is the first part of a project that sees the sequel, ‘A Different Kind of Human (Step 2)’released in 2019, a bewitching electro-dream-pop with arctic and dreamy atmospheres, which well represent the talent of the young artist. In January 2022 comes ‘The Gods We Can Touch‘ (Decca/Universal), a provocative record that tackles desire and morality, analyzed from the narrative point of view of Greek mythology. In each of the fifteen tracks that make up the album, we meet a different god. With over 2.5 billion streams worldwide and more than a million copies sold, Aurora is conquering the world rankings, thanks to his undisputed talent and his stage presence.