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Aurora Wilde

Austin, TX | Established. Jan 01, 2012

Austin, TX
Established on Jan, 2012
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"Aurora Wilde Marks A Moment Of Transition With The Poignant 'Aurora Wilde: The Acoustic EP'"

Artistic expression is an evolutionary process, always ebbing and flowing, never standing still, and for Texan singer/songwriter Karen Eubanks the never ending quest to try and grasp the often nebulous notion of an authentic artistic voice or sensibility saw this year bring a new moniker, Aurora Wilde, and new musical horizons to reach for. To mark this moment of transition, she recently released the acoustic poignance of her 'Aurora Wilde: The Acoustic EP', saying of the viscerally resonant introspection and unashamed honesty that infuses the EP's emotionally literate songwriting 'these songs mean a lot to me. They're very old songs, and even older feelings. I've done a lot of covers, singer/songwriter material, and even a fair bit of comedy in the past. And in a way, I've started over. But first, I wanted to show you exactly where I come from. Just my voice, my guitar and piano. It's me'.



Over spare instrumentation from guitar and piano, her voice is imbued with a distinctively poignant and tenderly textured vocal tone that lends a sensitively soul-brushed hue to the layers of emotion in the songs as she navigates between gently whispered confessions and forcefully insistent exclamations. Currently working on new material that reflects her musical eclecticism - 'everything to come in the near future, will be a step forward in my music that I've written and worked so hard for. It'll be new, it'll be different, but I promise it'll be me' - below Wilde gives some insights as to the inspiration for the four tracks from the 'Aurora Wilde: The Acoustic EP' -

'I write a song in one of two different ways. With many changes and edits, over weeks or maybe months. Or, I write it as it comes out in one sitting in about roughly 10 minutes. This was one of those songs! It makes me laugh because many of my friends ask me who it's about or whatever. The funnier part is, I don't even remember anymore' - "Lyin Lying"

'I wrote this song last year after binge jamming Carole King's album Tapestry, and watching live performances of Aretha Franklin. Thanks to my wonderful parents, I grew up listening to all the great songwriters like her, which I think got under my skin in the long run. I admire so much the way she plays the keys with such ease and simplicity-makes me wish I didn't throw hissy fits at my piano lessons as a kid' - "If You Said Goodbye"

'I don't have many years on me, but I think I've learned some important things in a short time. Be genuinely happy for those around you. Nothing can be truly gained from allowing yourself to be hateful towards anyone who has what you desire. Support your crazy friends and their crazy dreams. So that when it's your turn to hold the camera, your hands won't be shaking. Because there's something kinda sour about a photo that could have been really sweet-if it wasn't so blurry. One of my favorite songs I've written for some strange reason' - "The Photo"

'Much like, but very different from 'Lyin Lyin', this song was written as it came out naturally. But somehow I barely remember writing it. What I do remember is waking up from a really bad dream in the middle of the night, and then the next day having it written down in my notes and recorded. Call it sleep writing? It's ugly, it's heavy, but it means a lot to me. This song is sort of in a way the "Yin" to a new song I've written's "Yang". While this song is very much the dark, the new song coming out late this summer-is very much the Light. Can't wait to show you. For now' - "Hands" - NEXT2SHINE


"One of the Babes: Aurora Wilde"

One of the Babes: Aurora Wilde
July 21, 2015
At our last #bossbabesATX meet, we hosted our first-ever after-party. We were lucky to have musician Aurora Wilde take the stage, and she blew us away—as always—with the killer depth of her voice and the genre-breaking style of her music (she plays a mean "Valerie" by Amy Winehouse cover).

We're happy to share this Q&A with the Austin-based artist:

Q: What inspired you to begin making music? Was it natural? Did you have any role models?

A: Listening to my mom and dad's music on long road trips, staring out the window, I think. I've been writing songs for as long as I could remember. I've always had this strangely emotional relationship with music, even just listening. My older sister, who's the coolest person ever, had me listening to The Strokes and Red Hot Chili Peppers when I was around seven.

Q: Do you have any tidbits of advice for people with passion projects?

A: Always finish. Go all out and give it all you got—even if it isn't what you envisioned from the start. Stopping a project midway through because of unforeseen obstacles, fear and discouraging outcomes is the only way you can truly lose. Commitment is absolutely everything. I think creating a body of work shows growth, skill and true artistry.

Q: How do you stay inspired?
A: I honestly have no idea! What's even going on?!

Q: What have been your favorite moments of creativity?

A: On my new record, "Make Believe," I went into the studio with three songs. The track for "Million Miles" was originally produced for another song I had written. It brought back times I try to forget, and I became sad. I didn't think it matched the vibe of the other tunes. I didn't think I would be able to bounce back and write a completely different melody and lyrics on top of the track at all. Then I ended up writing about that negative energy I was feeling and finding my way back. It's now my favorite song on the record.
Q: What have been the most challenging moments in your artistry thus far?

A: Trusting my gut, and having to remind myself that every time I have been brave enough to just jump, I've turned out just fine.

Q: When you're discouraged, what do you run to or away from?

A: Sleep. I always have the weirdest dreams. I wake up, I run to the piano or a live Carole King performance.

Favorite band: Currently in LOVE with Ryn Weaver.

Favorite book: "The Alchemist"

Austin Gem: Terra Toys. I'm still 5 years old, I swear. - BOSSBABESATX


"EP: AURORA WILDE – “MAKE BELIEVE”"

We fell in love with Aurora Wilde shortly after watching the music video for her song, “Lights.”

Following the release of “Lights,” Aurora Wilde announced that she would release a three-song EP on iTunes.

It is now Feb. 3 and the EP has officially been released. The three songs it features are: Lights, Million Miles, and Make Believe.

We thought nothing could top “Lights,” but then came “Million Miles,” subtle yet remarkable.

For a newcomer, the EP’s production is pretty solid and the lyrics aren’t far of either. Keep an eye out for Aurora, SHE IS COMING!

Obviously we are all for Aurora, so purchase her EP on iTunes or stream it on Spotify. - Trendio


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Aurora Wilde is an American artist of Mexican, Ukrainian and English decent. Born and raised in South Texas, Aurora began singing at a young age with an affinity for theatre. The singer began songwriting and performing in clubs and bars at the age of 15 and fell in love with performing original music. Her unique pop vocals soar over her acoustic, electronic, and indie-pop sounds. Her live show is passionate, boisterous, and sassy. Wilde is known for her strong lead vocals, and her ever-changing sound and mysterious look. With the singer's enchanting melodies with nostalgic lyrics, her vibrant personality shines through while also revealing a dark side in her haunting ballads. Aurora Wilde lives to write, sing, and perform. 

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