Australian singer/songwriter Aurelia is no stranger to accolades, nominated for a Grammy and featuring on Triple J’s Hottest 100 List, and in the U.S. Top 10 Billboard rankings, all for songs written for other artists. Aurelia has established herself as a musical co-writing extraordinaire.
Having worked behind the scenes with some of the biggest names in the industry and on the ground with new and upcoming artists, it is no mystery that her own work is quickly becoming required listening for audiophiles and feeling junkies alike. Aurelia has spent the last 12 months developing her own sound and has fiercely pursued the vision of how she sees her own music forming with unwavering determination. She has kept this process out of the social media eye so as to be able to create without compromise or influence. Her spirit and energy become sound incarnate in her latest release, America. The intersection of Fiona Apple musicianship and Enya’s sonic magnificence are the closest coordinates for referencing this solo offering from Aurelia.
She recalls writing the song saying, “I was staying in a friend’s art studio in L.A. at the time, and was mostly just trying not to join the 27 club… I remember waking up one morning surrounded by all the 1920s Hollywood golden era charm in Koreatown, and I felt this strange sense of hope. I literally woke up, as the song says, on a bed with no sheets and watched it rain. This is the moment America was born, and following that, the recording process of America is what gave birth to the sound that I hear for my music. Turns out that feeling I had was destiny”.
This record is all heart and no chains. With a gospel choir break down nod to Madonna that sings “Cherish Life”, and a Golden Era Hollywood string outro, America is a hyper-speed journey through a lifetime of wonder, yearning, breaking, healing, believing, searching, discovering, triumphing and ultimately arriving at a point of deep existential gratitude.
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