Queendom by Aurora

By Sophie Minello

 Photo by http://www.the1point8.com/

Photo by http://www.the1point8.com/

Aurora Aksnes is otherworldly. If her platinum hair and ocean eyes don’t convince you, her whimsical mind and music will. Since 2014, this Norwegian singer has been leaving her listeners starry eyed with her dynamic and electronic music that brings them on adventures through the depths space and into new worlds. Two years after the release of her debut album, All My Demons Greeting Me as a Friend, she stunned listeners with “Queendom.” This single enhances Aurora’s message of strength through love. In Aurora’s Queendom, women are put in the frontlines. Aurora tells NME that this single is about “celebrating all the differences in us. It’s about celebrating the women and the children and animals and the men also. The quiet ones and the introverts, where they can sing and be seen. It’s about the shy people and the lonely people and I hope it can be a place where we can come and be lonely together and then not be lonely anymore. Queendom is a place for all of us.”

Lyrics:

The underdogs are my lions

The silent ones are my choir

The women will be my soldiers

With the weight of life on their shoulders

 

Drink until you’ve had enough

I'll drink from your hands

I will be your warrior

I will be your lamb

Oh eh oh ah eh oh ah ah

Ah ah oh eh oh

Till queendom come

My queendom come

 

The sea waves are my evening gown

And the sun on my head is my crown

I made this queendom on my own

And all the mountains are my throne

I hunt the grounds for empathy

And hate the way it hides from me

Of care and thirst I have become

You have a place in my queendom

You have a home

 

Till queendom come

My queendom come


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