AURORA has recounted the time she asked Chemical Brothers‘ Tom Rowlands to “puke vomit all over” a song on her new album ‘What Happened To The Heart?’

Speaking as part of NME’s In Conversation series, the Norwegian alt-pop artist said her new LP was “extremely playful” and has seen her “working with people I admire.”

“We have a lot of fun. We feel like two little aliens walking around, and we have the same hunger for something exceptional,” she said when discussing her work with Rowlands. “I’m really grateful. I texted him one evening just saying, ‘Tom – puke vomit all over my song please’. And he did, for like four hours.

AURORA had collaborated with the dance duo before, recording guest vocals for their acclaimed 2019 album ‘No Geography‘, and told NME that year that she left them a little shook up when she got lost in the woods’ during a birthday party of Tom Rowlands’ daughter.


“I’m trying to not do that again. The one time I got lost in his garden it was his daughter’s birthday, and this time it was his birthday. I just love bothering him and his poor family on their birthdays – I never leave them alone. I gave him a cookie wrapped in a napkin that I found on the ground.”

‘What Happened To The Heart?’ is set for release on June 7 via Decca Records/Glassnote/Petroleum and marks her first full-length LP since her 2022 release, ‘The Gods We Can Touch’.


Ane Brun, Matias Tellez (Girl In RedMaisie Peters), Tom Rowlands of The Chemical Brothers, Chris Greatti (YungbludBlink-182Pussy Riot), Dave Hamelin (Beyonce, King Princess and Zara Larsson), Magnus Skylstad and more join AURORA on the album, and it is available to pre-order here.

AURORA will be on tour in the UK and Europe later this year – see the dates below and tickets can be found here.

AURORA’s 2024 UK and European headline tour dates are:

18 – Alcatraz, Milan, Italy
20 – Gasometer, Vienna, Austria
21 – Sportovní hala Fortuna, Prague, Czechia
23 – Tauron Arena, Krakow, Poland
24 – COS Torwar, Warsaw, Poland
25 – UFO, Berlin, Germany
27 – Forest National, Belgium, Brussels
28 – AFAS Live, Amsterdam, Netherlands
30 – L’Olympia, Paris, France

2 – Royal Albert Hall, London, UK
4 – O2 Apollo, Manchester, UK