Aurora's debut EP, the four-track Running with the Wolves, wraps the Norwegian singer/songwriter's emotive, lilting style in haunting, swelling electronic production. It was released shortly before her 19th birthday during a brief international tour on which she sold out rock clubs in Europe and the U.S. on the strength of prior singles "Awakening" and "Under Stars." At once driving, brooding, and melodically whimsical throughout, the center of attention is always her distinctive, crisp vocal tone, but songcraft is not to be overlooked. The yearning lead track "Runaway" appeared in the series finale of the Fox television thriller The Following.
Running with the Wolves Review
by Marcy Donelson