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All My Demons Greeting Me as a Friend


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There are few, fortunate artists able to tap into the magic of inter-webs adulation. Occasionally, there’s a musician who can follow through on the promise of a few early, universally-acclaimed singles and translate that to genuine stardom. Here, 19-year-old Norwegian singer Aurora Aksnes makes her musical argument for sustained relevance.

Both “Runaway” and “Running With the Wolves”the breakthrough tracks previously found on her debut EPreappear here, accompanied by a handful of strong but similar showcases for her beautiful, lilting vocals (i.e., “Winter Bird” and “Warrior”). Of note, however, are a few bits unlike anything else on the album, like the haunting piano and choral intro of “Murder Song,” and the playful, poppy “Conqueror.” It’s not the show-stopping LP some might seek after the strength of the singles, but All My Demons Greeting Me as a Friend is more than enough to convince us she’s a talent with more than two great songs in her. (

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