Au/Ra Is On Tour With Tove Styke And Slaying The Ibiza Born Singer Is Ready To Blaze Her Music Path
LOS ANGELES, CA- It’s no secret that Hollywood is obsessed with youth and is always on the lookout for a fresh new face with a voice and the “IT” factor. The latest addition to the pop star list is the singer-songwriter Jamie Lou Stenzel known as Au/Ra. Some of you might recognize the youngster from her collaboration with Norwegian DJ Alan Walker on his hit single “Darkside’.
LA fans had a chance to witness the Ibiza-born singer’s first national concert tour opening for Tove Styrke.
At just 16 years old, Au/Ra already seems possess self-assured sense of confidence on stage. Accompanied by producer Luke Saunders on stage, Au/Ra stepped onto the beautiful Belasco stage to perform tunes from her recently released debut EP titled “X Games” (Loudmouth Music Limited).
The singer started with her latest single “Emoji”, a pop anthem for technologically savvy youth that explores the fears of facing reality and sticking to online relationships. This song couldn’t be more relevant to the times, for any generation. Every owns a phone, and at one point or another, we’ve all been there gazing at our Instagram crushes hiding behind “emojis”. Another song that stand out her debut single “Concrete Jungle” which has hints and flavors of Lorde.
“It’s by no means a song about toxic relationships”, laughs Au/Ra sarcastically prior performing “Junk Food”. At only 16-years-old, this young woman summed up my whole dating life in one song better than I could in my 29 years.
Miss Stenztl’s career has had an incredible start. Having already played her own sold out shows and established her self as an “up and coming” pop icon, she definitely doesn’t lack maturity. And, with her opening slot for Tove Stryke, she’ll certainly garner more fans along the way.
By the end of her set, the Antigua based singer songwriter pleased the LA crowd with her highly anticipated track “Outsiders” which Au/Ra dedicated to everyone who ever felt odd and powerless. From a musical standpoint, I loved the risk she took including an interesting sample of Pink Floyds infamous “The Wall”. The depth and meaning in the use hits many levels.
She closed her 7-song set with her darkly magical pop gem “Panic Room”; a song about her struggles with anxiety, which perfectly shows off Au/Ra’s powerful vocals and is probably her powerful tune thus far. You can find the acoustic version on iTunes, which adds an extra melancholic vibe to the songs candid lyrics.
- Concrete Jungle
- Junk Food
- White Knuckles
- Panic Room