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Tove Styke with Au/Ra Live from the Red Room
October 5, 2018 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm EDT
Tove Styrke is a platinum-selling and award-winning Swedish singer/songwriter. After finishing in third place on Swedish Idol, she signed a contract with Sony starting a solo career in the electropop scene, releasing her debut album Tove Styrke. First being certified gold, then later receiving platinum certification, this album peaked at #10, spending 35 weeks on the top album charts in Sweden; while the New York Post included Styrke in its list of “10 Artists to Know in 2011.”
Styrke’s single White Light Moment, was nominated for “Best Song of the Year” at Grammisgalan 2012, the Swedish equivalent of the Grammy Awards. Five years later, then releasing two more albums in the year of 2015 (Kiddo and Sway) Styrke had been signed with the label RCA Records, released multiple music videos, singles, and playing numerous shows around the globe.
Au/Ra is a 16 year old singer/songwriter that crafts alternative pop with electronic influences inspired by her multicultural upbringing. She has collaborated with CamelPhat in the 2018 single Panic Room, and was featured in Norwegian DJ Alan Walker’s number-one single Darkside in the same Year. She cultivated the name AU/RA from the character in her self-penned Lord of the Rings fan fiction.
Being born in Ibiza and raised in Antigua, she has created music for the people who don’t feel like they fit in because she has, “always felt like an outsider.” Her most recent single release Kicks is about “accepting uniqueness,” and “being OK with who you are and your differences, and owning that.”
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