The FADER just released a gorgeous short documentary
on 20-year-old Norwegian singer-songwriter, AURORA
, Nothing Is Eternal,
directed by Isaac Ravishankara and produced by The FADER and YouTube Music. The film follows the wondrous princess around her rainy hometown of Bergen, and New York, as she dances along to the music in her headphones, talks to magical apples, and sings stripped down versions of her songs, "Warrior" and "Murder Song (5, 4, 3, 2, 1)."
The cinematography, which features several shots of AURORA setting up the camera herself, is stunning. In addition to the visually magical, pastel feel, one thing that truly moved us was when the songwriter talked to her two sisters, Miranda and Viktoria, and her childhood friends about growing up together. "We were always worried about you -- That you were going to get bullied or picked on because you were so weird. We were so scared it was going to be tough on you to go to high school," one sister said. "But everyone loved you," the other concluded.
And with just those few sentences, AURORA's sisters answered most of our questions.
In case you didn't know, we recently had the privilege to film a session with the singer, which you can watch below. When she visited our office, she filled the space with a whimsical aura -- and to be honest, she was just straight up weird...
An amazing kind of weird. She danced around everywhere and asked her bandmates to lift her up so she could touch one of the lightbulbs hanging from the ceiling. When she left the office, we had so many questions -- How was she treated while growing up? Did she have similarly weird friends? How and when did she discover who she was -- a bug-loving, lightbulb-touching, beautiful freak? And now that The FADER released this short film that gives us an inside look into her upbringing and her childhood relationships, it all makes sense to us.
"I'm making this video because I'm afraid of what might happen. I might not be here tomorrow or the day after," says AURORA. It's inspiring to see how she was never a typical teenager and she never tried to change that for social validation, so instead people loved her for it. If you haven't seen it already, make sure to watch our session with the AURORA below: