AURORA announces new album, shares “The Seed”: Stream

A Different Kind of Human (Step II) hits stores in June

AURORA A Different Kind of Human (Step II) new album release The Seed
AURORA’s A Different Kind of Human (Step II) artwork

    Norwegian synthpop artist AURORA is prepping her third album for release on June 7th via Glassnote Records. Dubbed A Different Kind of Human (Step II), it serves as the complementary installment to last year’s surprise record,  Infections of A Different Kind (Step I).

    Though still part of the Different Kind series, Step II finds AURORA traversing more experimental territory. The location where the LP was recorded helped to inform this new, unconventional sound; the artist set up shop “in a more lo-fi space than before,” one described as a French chateau that’s “beautiful and dreamy” and “far away.”

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    Much of Step II is said to focus on the ecological crisis plaguing society. We hear this on the album’s latest single, “The Seed”, in which AURORA reflects on the toxic ways we treat nature and those around us.


    “People say ‘live like you don’t care’ or ‘party like you don’t care’, but I like to care,” AURORA remarked. “I think people do, too, now more than ever, for example when Trump was elected people became more involved politically because they were frustrated. It’s a time of open ears and open eyes”.

    Check it out below.

    A Different Kind of Human (Step II) Tracklist:
    01. The River
    02. Animal
    03. Dance on the Moon
    04. Daydreamer
    05. Hunger
    06. Soulless Creatures
    07. In Bottles
    08. A Different Kind of Human
    09. Apple Tree
    10. The Seed
    11. Mothership