Aurora released her third studio album, ‘The Gods We Can Touch’ in January to much anticipation after releasing a handful of singles in “A Dangerous Thing,” “Everything Matters,” and “Giving In To The Love”. With topics revolving around shame, desire and morality, all seen through the narrative prism of Greek mythology, Aurora stated, “The spiritual door between the human and the gods is a very complicated thing. In the right hands faith can become the most beautiful thing. Nurturing and warm. And in the wrong hands it can become a beacon of war and death. One thing that has always bothered me is the idea that we’re born unworthy, having to deem ourselves worthy by suppressing the forces within us that make us human. Not perfect, not flawless, just human. Could we find this Divine power in ourselves, while still being attached and seduced to the wonders of the world. The flesh, the fruit and the wine. I think that is what intrigues me about the Greek gods. The gods of the ancient world. Perfectly imperfect. Almost within our reach. Like gods we can touch.” ‘The Gods We Can Touch’ follows up Aurora’s sophomore LP, ‘A Different Kind of Human (Step 2)’ that was released in 2019.
Aurora spoke with B-Sides host Pete Mar about how she dealt with the social effects of the pandemic, turning 25 years-old, her outlook on getting older, the new album and more.