Deriving her namesake from the Sanskrit words, “Raveena” means beauty of the sun and “Aurora” is the goddess of sunrise.
Indie-pop singer/songwriter Raveena Aurora is an 19-year-old carving her own peculiar path as she prepares to release her first EP entitled “Where We Wander”. With a focus on raw down-to-the-roots earthy production overlayed with mesmerizing vocal candy, this Brooklyn-based songstress hopes to share with folks a little taste of what’s ahead in her musical journey. The lead-track of the same name as the EP, is a free-spirited melody with an upbeat paced mood tangled along stark melancholy undertones.
There’s two sides to the storybook of Raveena Aurora. First, there’s a young girl raised in a typical Sikh Indian-American household just on the outskirts of New York City, in the suburbs of Connecticut. At an early-age, after a 6th-grade performance of “Colors of the Wind”, her parents discovered signs of talent, and they helped her nurture that gift by helping her get singing-lessons. This eventually lead to performing with school choir groups, playing locally, regionally, and even internationally at renowned high-school level competitions. Growing up with the love and support of her family and friends, Aurora put her best foot forward embracing her dream of becoming an artist.
But there’s also another side to her and the music that she writes. She’s a risk-taker by nature, and also happens to be an avid explorer of all that life has to offer in the big city. Drawing inspiration from “The Weepies,” “The Civil Wars,” “Ray Lamontagne,” and “Simon and Garfunkel,” Aurora writes about the world surrounding her each and everyday, whether it’s first love, loss, obsessions, day-dreaming, and being a wanderer…following wherever the city takes her. Songwriting is part of her journey and is also part of her escape.
One might expect Aurora to be mature for her age with the type of material that she writes and performs, however she is still a work in progress, young , seemingly invincible, and eager to learn. She is currently a second-year student at NYU, enrolled at Tisch School of Arts, as a music performance major in the Clive Davis Institute Of Recorded Music. As she gears up for the next phase of her career as an artist with her eyes glued to the long road ahead, Aurora describes the balance she seeks to remain grounded while constantly evolving.
“I love passionately, feel very intensely, and fall hard- face down, broken nose. I’m a million different personalities and thus, a million different perspectives. Like my personality, my music initially comes off as sweet and calm, but when you listen a bit closer, you find cracks and lachrymose words tangled and tinged with regret and newfound wisdom from past mistakes.”