When 19-year-old Sikh Indian-American folk-pop singer and songwriter Raveena Aurora released her EP “Where We Wander” last month, she had already been making waves with her earlier release, the hauntingly beautiful single “Grey Eyes.” The EP, produced by Brooklyn, New York-based Mason Jar Music and A mini Tribe Records, was recorded while the singer was a freshman at NYC’s Tisch School of Arts.
Aurora has been singing ever since 6th grade, when she performed “Colors of the Wind” for her Connecticut middle school. Since then, she has been singing, writing songs and performing non-stop. She’s sung in an a capella group, tried out for Fox TV’s hit-television show “Glee” and covered popular songs on her YouTube channel (which you most definitely should watch) for the last seven years.
But at 19, Aurora is all grown up. See below the music video released this past November to accompany “Grey Eyes. ”
And here is a video from her song, “Where We Wander,” as part of her “Rooftop Sessions” album. The first verse reads, “Light is out/ Not a dollar in my pocket/ My thumb is sore/ From the lighter for my rockets/ Long gone.”
And finally, Aurora’s cover of Beirut’s “Nantes,” which stripped of the its heavy instrumentals and melodramatic delivery, is even more poignant than the original.
You can find more of Aurora’s music on iTunes or on her website, but in the meantime, here’s a playlist of 2012’s “Rooftop Sessions.”
Raveena Aurora performs April 10 at Bowery Electric in New York City, New York. Tickets are $10. For more information, click here.