Your information to New Music Friday that includes gems from Paloma Religion and Au/Ra.
The excitement round Au/Ra has been steadily rising for the reason that arrival of her debut EP in 2017, however reached fever pitch final yr when “Panic Room” went viral courtesy of a CamelPhat remix. Since then, the 17-year-old has dropped an excellent single known as “Murderer” and now follows it up with two gems — “Dance In The Darkish” and “Medication.” Sonically, they couldn’t be extra totally different (the previous is a banger, the latter a ballad). Nonetheless, they’re thematically comparable. “Each songs are very private to me in several methods,” the alt-pop star explains.
“I really feel like they’re describing two totally different variations of acceptance,” she continues. “‘Medication’ is about accepting that no person can repair you or your issues aside from you. ‘Dance within the Darkish’ is concerning the acceptance of the darkish occasions that may inevitably be a part of our lives — life won’t ever be excellent and with out the dangerous, there could be no good.” Each songs showcase Au/Ra’s knack for insightful lyrics. “Conceal away the place you’re protected, the place your coronary heart doesn’t break,” the German/Antiguan artist sings. “All people’s scared so dance at the hours of darkness.”
“Medication” packs the same punch. “Band-Aids for all my scraped knees, blankets after I had dangerous goals,” Au/Ra laments. “Felt like nothin’ may harm me ’til you harm me.” Take heed to the tracks beneath.
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