Norwegian singer Aurora has just released “Runaway,” her first single of 2015 and the third off her upcoming debut album with Glassnote Records. Filled with lilting melodies and lush orchestral pop arrangements, her sound is definitely in keeping with streamlined Scandinavian pop. What makes it charming, though, is its slightly rustic center.
The lovelorn ballad sounds almost like a traditional folk song, filled out with rich harmonies and echo-y synths. Aurora’s voice veers away from the theatrical, almost childlike (though the words she’s singing are about a lost lover).
Listen below, and look for her debut album to be released later this year.