AU/RA RETURNS WITH THE RELEASE OF NEW TRACK “EMOJI” FROM FORTHCOMING DEBUT EP
NORTH AMERICAN TOUR WITH TOVE STYRKE KICKS OFF SEPTEMBER 29
Today, rising alt-pop star Au/Ra has released new track “Emoji” from her forthcoming debut EP. Listen HERE. The song, which highlights Au/Ra’s smooth vocals over a hypnotic beat, is a testament to the communication struggles of today’s virtual dating world.
In speaking about the track, Au/Ra says: “‘Emoji’ is about developing feelings for an online friend/someone you text more than you actually see in real life and being afraid to meet them because you don’t want to get your feelings hurt if they don’t live up to your expectations. The lyric ‘I’d rather stay Emoji’ means I’d rather keep texting and communicating over the Internet where the ‘safe zone’ is than have to be face to face with this person in reality.”
Au/Ra will return to the US next month as the opening act on tour with pop star Tove Styrke. The 14-date run includes stops in New York, Chicago, Los Angeles, and more. See full routing below.
Earlier this year, Au/Ra collaborated with British DJ & production duo CamelPhat for the remix of her song “Panic Room,” which has over 22 million streams worldwide and was #1 at Dance Radio for four consecutive weeks. Au/Ra was also featured on Alan Walker’s hit song “Darkside” with Tomine Harket. Following the success of both tracks, Au/Ra is currently the 235th most streamed artist in the world on Spotify.
BUY/STREAM EMOJI HERE:
AU/RA ON TOUR:
09/29 Toronto, ON Velvet Underground
10/01 Washington, DC Rock & Roll Hotel
10/03 New York, NY Le Poisson Rouge
10/05 Boston, MA Café 939
10/06 Philadelphia, PA Boot & Saddle
10/09 Chicago, IL Chop Shop
10/10 St. Paul, MN Amsterdam Bar & Hall
10/12 Denver, CO Globe Hall
10/13 Salt Lake City, UT In The Venue
10/15 Los Angeles, CA The Belasco
10/17 San Francisco, CA Café du Nord
10/19 Portland, OR Holocene
10/20 Vancouver, BC The Bitmore Cabaret
10/21 Seattle, WA Tractor Tavern
A uniquely nomadic teenager, Au/Ra is a frequent visitor to Los Angeles. She speaks and sings with the lilting accent of someone who lives there yet, in reality, English is her third language. Born in Ibiza, Au/Ra initially spoke Catalan as well as German. It’s partly this rich linguistic and cultural background that gives her the ability, at just 16, to write glistening alternative pop songs that can speak to anyone. Wildly talented, with an eye for detail, Au/Ra has started her career phenomenally well with her debut single “Concrete Jungle” and track “Kicks” garnering over 20 million combined streams worldwide.