Au/Ra releases new single ‘Emoji’

Rising alt-pop star Au/Ra has released ‘Emoji’, the follow up to her huge radio hit ‘Panic Room’.

The song tells the story of communication struggles in today’s emoji-centric, virtual dating world.

Au/Ra said, “’Emoji’ is about developing feelings for an online friend/someone you text more than actually see in real life and then being afraid to see/meet them because you don’t want to get your feelings hurt if they don’t turn out to live up to the picture you’ve built up of them. The lyric ‘I’d rather stay Emoji’ means I’d rather keep texting and communicating over the internet where the ’safe zone’ is, than having to be face to face with this person in reality”.

Au/Ra has recently played a sell-out headline show at Camden Assembly along with a stellar performance at G.A.Y. She also travelled to her birthplace of Ibiza to play Radio 1’s Ibiza Weekend this summer with CamelPhat.

The success of ‘Panic Room’ landed it playlist additions across Radio 1’s A List, Capital and Kiss, amassing over 15 million UK streams to date and it has remained solidly in the Top 40 for the past nine weeks.

Listen to ‘Emoji’ here.

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