Auroara – “Emergence”

Out today from Canadian Métis artist Auroara, the track “Emergence” stirs in its emphasis on self-love amidst a compelling production, propelled by fiddle, keys, and steady vocals. “I want to be real, but I’m scared that it’s not enough,” Auroara sings alongside a subtle fiddle integration and lush keys. The alt-pop production builds from the serene percussive click-clacks and mellow textures into the string-laden elegance, thematically defeating self-doubt in favor of inner confidence.

“I felt the need to have a fiddle join the track because my grandfather was a Metis fiddler and he was well known for it,” Auroara says. “I hadn’t brought in fiddle in any of my songs yet, and it felt like a way of honoring him, and also my Metis identity.”

The artist elaborates further on the track’s themes:

“Emergence is about allowing yourself to be true to your own story of self, more than the projections from others about who you are. Emergence is about releasing the story of life or pain that someone else might have taught you or showed you in their behavior and not letting it impact how YOU choose to live.”

This and other tracks featured this month can be streamed on the updating Obscure Sound’s ‘Best of June 2023’ Spotify playlist.

Mike Mineo

I'm the founder/editor of Obscure Sound, which was formed in 2006. Previously, I wrote for PopMatters and Stylus Magazine.

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