AURORA’s “Half The World Away” cover turns an Oasis song into a wistful piano ditty with a constellation of quality influences. The track strikes me as noirish Lana Del Rey torch song performed with Tobias Jesso Jr.’s doe-eyed innocence and a microscopic pinch of Joanna Newsom’s vocal creak. It’s like something out of a Disney cartoon about a doomed lounge singer. The 18-year-old Norwegian made an instant impression on me, and not just because of the striking visuals in the accompanying video, but those are quite pretty too, as you’ll see.
“Half The World Away” is out now on Glassnote, who inform us that AURORA is the only person Katy Perry follows on Spotify.