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INTERVIEW: A.U.R.A.

Hi Albert, welcome to VENTS! How have you been?

Thank you VENTS I’m good..a little tired to be honest.

Can you talk to us more about your latest single “Immensely I”?

Immensely I started as a poem, it was part of a series of poems I wrote in Buenos Aires during a very warm summer.

Did any event in particular inspire you to write this song?

Immensely I’s first verse opening “I once was a woman in my mother, under her beating drum” was inspired by a very raw feeling.

How was the filming process and experience behind the video?

The Who decides video was shot in Buenos Aires as me and some friends prepared for a photo shoot for another project. There was a very old camera ???? around and we were

Testing it out never knowing if it would work.

The single comes off your new album Secret Intelligent Light – what’s the story behind the title?

I always say it’s a mystery. I love secret things. I was gardening a lot when it came.

How was the recording and writing process?

The songs themselves have all had a long long brew. I tend to tinker or simply shelf ideas to forget them to reappraise later. Recording was all Me and Ben Lemi who is simply one of the most talented people I’ve meet, a true master.

How Bon Iver and Jeff Buckley has influence your writing?

Firstly I love Jeff Buckley like a brother so it’s slightly slanted in his direction influence wise. Bon Iver is Zen Monk of melody.

I’d be glad to be influenced by them but to be honest my writing bumps along many many influences from poets to singers like these.

What role does New Zealand play in your music?

Well this land is home. The nature plays a big role, obviously I feel the freedom to constantly retreat to the forests and rivers it is quite lovely. I love writing in nature.

How Latin America has influence your sound?

I don’t know,

I feel that’s happened organically.

Perhaps it’s because of the Latin Artists I love some much and how they have taught me. Kiro las las and Ezequiel Borra for example.

Where did you find the inspiration for the songs and lyrics?

That’s ultimately a philosophical question.

It’s a mystery, where is it from…?

David Lynch talks about the ocean of ideas ????

Any plans to hit the road?

A.U.R.A SIL Tour

Touring up and down New Zealand ????????

Please check socials.

A.U.R.A – The SIL Tour

12 April Leigh Sawmill, Leigh

13 April Wine Cellar, Auckland

2 May The Plant, Blenheim

3 May Lyttleton Records, Lyttleton

4 May The Captain Cook Hotel, Dunedin

10 May Paisley Stage, Napier

11 May Third Eye, Wellington

What else is happening next in A.U.R.A.’s world?

More live performance, tours and a new record.

Watch “Who Decides” Official Video – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nPaVlMbGuKA&feature=youtu.be

About RJ Frometa

Head Honcho, Editor in Chief and writer here on VENTS. I don't like walking on the beach, but I love playing the guitar and geeking out about music. I am also a movie maniac and 6 hours sleeper.

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