I’m hard-pressed to call Aeora’s new EP Alt. to be my favorite new music to come out for the summer. Maybe it’s the individuality between all five songs — the EP ranges from pop music to electronic to dance and back again, but there’s also an incredible sense of unity throughout the five songs. They go together, and yet they don’t, making the entire EP pleasantly surprising at the start of each song.
This is the first EP for Aeora, also known as Lisa Spencer. Her previous singles include 2015’s “New Thing” and “Out Loud,” which were released under the name Aura.
“Alt. is my first official EP and my first time that I worked with other producers – which I found really rewarding! The EP as a whole is quite diverse and ranges from hugely pop music to some dark electronic music. I was inspired by other female artists, such as BANKS, FKA Twigs and Björk. For me, I love to listen to albums and really understand the story behind it all; where it all connects and how it all flows from one song to the next. You get a little of this, but one thing I’ve realised about Alt. is that each song is its own and doesn’t really stick to one thing (or genre for that matter). They all kind of show the different perspectives I had through some moments over the past year or so.”
To put on repeat: all five. But also I’m a huge fan of “Afloat.” You can stream Alt. below.