“Making waves in the world of pop”  PAPER

“Endearingly authentic” – WONDERLAND MAGAZINE

“A very promising new talent… joyous, unashamedly queer pop” – OFFICIAL CHARTS

“A rising star” – ATTITUDE

Rising British newcomer Dan Aura today announces the arrival of his highly anticipated second EP ‘Where It Hurts’. Released on Friday 17th May, the new body of work sees Aura fully coming into his own as an artist, finessed by his soothing vocals which show maturity far beyond his years.

Today, Aura also announces the release of the EP’s title track. The cathartic new song once again proves Aura as the Prince of Pop, with acoustic verses seamlessly evolving into satisfying beats and harmonious cries of relief. 

Speaking about the new song, Dan Aura said: “This was probably one of the most cathartic songs I’ve written, as it almost word for word describes a situation I encountered at the beginning of last year. For me, it’s my “screaming song” and I think it’ll help a lot of people that have ever felt strung along by someone.”

Where it Hurts’ is the third single Aura has released in 2024, following tender ballad ‘Rich Man’ – a song about the extraordinary wealth that can be found in love – and hook-driven triumph, ‘Rewritten’, which marked a new era for the artist and a lesson in pure pop mastery. These are Aura’s first releases since 2022’s ‘Living Room, a melodic slice of punchy pop paving the way for this brand new chapter; Dan Aura 2.0 is characterised by a refreshing authenticity and sees a raw talent truly come into its own. 

Littered with attitude, liberation and vibrance, 23-year-old Dan Aura’s songs are rooted in his love for self-expression. The vulnerability within his lyrics showcase the young artists’ innate ability to evoke emotion in his listeners through sharing his own experiences of heartbreak and adversity. Aura has crafted an eclectic sound that’s finessed by his soothing vocal, which feels mature beyond his years.

Dan Aura’s 2021 EP Plastic was released to acclaim from the likes of Attitude Magazine, PAPER, Official Charts, The Independent and Wonderland Magazine. The debut collection saw Aura make his first real statement as an artist, impeccably blending euphoria and melancholy to create a body of work that encapsulated the many struggles experienced during modern adolescence, and the hardships that come with showcasing your true self to the world, as well as the reward for doing so.

The EP’s lead song Straight Boys was released as an empowering statement, addressing gender stereotypes and what it means to be an LGBTQIA+ person in today’s society. ‘Straight Boys’ is a meditation on masculinity and amplifies the importance of embracing your own uniqueness and realising that what makes you different is ultimately what makes you powerful.

As a result of growing up in the internet age, Aura has cultivated a persona of approachability and an ease with sharing personal details. His currency is vulnerability, and the pop crown is his for the taking.


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