“I’ve always felt like an outsider,” Au/Ra muses. “Not just because of growing up on a small island in the Caribbean, but also because I’ve always been an introverted person. I want to make music for people who don’t feel like they fit in, and just say, ‘It’s okay to be weird, and different. Whoever you are, you shouldn’t feel like your less just because you don’t fit in with the typical in crowd. I want to make music that will hopefully make others feel understood.” she says.
Au/Ra, born in Ibiza, but raised in Antigua, has a rich linguistic and cultural background that gives her the ability to write glistening alternative pop songs that speak to everyone. Her debut songs “Concrete Jungle” and “Kicks” have 35 million combined streams worldwide. She collaborated earlier this year with the DJ duo CamelPhat with the hit single Panic Room, which is certified Silver, and has 45 million combined streams worldwide. Au/Ra also appeared on Alan Walker’s hit single Darkside.
Au/Ra is providing a kind of space where misfits feel at home, and where the listener gets to peer for a minute through the lens of an artist who has simultaneously grown up outside the system, but who speaks with the zeitgeist of her generation.