• 北欧に学ぶ持続可能な世界・ワークライフハピネス・オンラインスクール

    今回のピックアップは、北欧ポップスの歌姫 オーロラ AURORA の「ザ・シード The Seed」。

    来日公演で注目のノルウェーのアーティスト オーロラ AURORA 。アルバム「A Different Kind Of Human – Step 2」から配信したシングル「The Seed」のMVをご覧ください。

    MVの最初にクリーインディアンの箴言 Cree Indian Proverb。

    “When the Last Tree Is Cut Down, the Last Fish Caught , and the Last Rever Poisoned, Only Then We Will Realize  We Cannot Eat Money. ” Cree Indian Proverb

    最後の木が切られ、最後の魚が釣られ、最後の川が毒されて、初めて、おカネは食べられないと、我々は気づく

    The Seed AURORA 2019
    Just like the seed
    I don’t know where to go
    Through dirt and shadow, I grow
    I’m reaching light through the struggle
    Just like the seed
    I’m chasing the wonder
    I unravel myself
    All in slow motion
    You cannot eat money, oh no
    You cannot eat money, oh no
    When the last tree has fallen
    And the rivers are poisoned
    You cannot eat money, oh no
    You cannot eat money, oh no
    You cannot eat money, oh no
    When the last tree has fallen
    And the rivers are poisoned
    You cannot eat money, oh no
    Oh no
    Suffocate me
    So my tears can be rain
    I will water the ground where I stand
    So the flowers can grow back again
    ‘Cause just like the seed
    Everything wants to live
    We are burning our fingers
    But we learn and forgive
    You cannot eat money, oh no
    You cannot eat money, oh no
    When the last tree has fallen
    And the rivers are poisoned
    You cannot eat money, oh no
    You cannot eat money, oh no
    You cannot eat money, oh no
    When the last tree has fallen
    And the rivers are poisoned
    You cannot eat money, oh no
    Oh no
    Feed me sunlight, feed me air
    In a place where nothing matters
    Feed me truth and feed me prayer (dancing around a shooting star)
    And every cell remembers
    Feed me sunlight, feed me air (that have taken us this far)
    I see images of killer whales
    Feed me truth and feed me prayers (sleeping in a desert trail)
    Dreaming of a parallel world where nothing ever hurts
    Dreaming of a parallel world where nothing ever hurts
    You cannot eat money, oh no
    You cannot eat money, oh no
    When the last tree has fallen
    And the rivers are poisoned
    You cannot eat money, oh no
    You cannot eat money, oh no
    You cannot eat money, oh no
    When the last tree has fallen
    And the rivers are poisoned
    You cannot eat money, oh no
    Oh no
    提供元: LyricFind
    ソングライター: Aurora Aksnes / Michelle Leonard / Nicolas Rebscher
    The Seed 歌詞 © BMG Rights Management, Budde Music Publishing GmbH
    MVやメイク・コスチュームは、どう見ても「もののけ姫」へのオマージュですよね。MVには、グレタ・トゥンベリさんから始まった、スクールス・トライキのデモの様子も挿入されています。自然や環境に対する深い愛情と人間活動に対する鋭い批判が感じられる曲です。(グレタさんの活動・スピーチ(動画)は、こちらをご覧ください。)
    また、ディズニー最新作『アナと雪の女王2』のメイン楽曲「Into The Unknown」にゲスト参加。こちらも、注目を集めています。
     Idina Menzel – Into the Unknown featuring AURORA (From “Frozen 2”)

     

    2015年発表の「Runaway」は、『All My Demons Greeting Me As A Friend』からのシングル。世界で1億のストリーム再生回数を叩き出した最初のヒットソング。オーロラの名前を世界中に広めました。

    Runaway AURORA 2015

    I was listening to the ocean
    I saw a face in the sand
    But when I picked it, oh
    Then it vanished away from my hand
    I had a dream I was seven
    Climbing my way in a tree
    I saw a piece of heaven
    Waiting impatient for me, along
    And I was running far away
    Would I run off the wall someday?
    Nobody knows, nobody knows
    And I was dancing in the rain
    I felt alive and I can’t complain
    But now take me home
    Take me home where I belong
    I can’t take it anymore
    I was painting a picture
    The picture was a painting of you and
    For a moment I thought you were there
    But again, it wasn’t true
    And all this time I have been lying
    Oh, lying in secret to myself
    I’ve been putting sorrow on the forest plains
    On my show, da di da
    And I was running far away
    Would I run off the wall someday?
    Nobody knows, nobody knows
    And I was dancing in the rain
    I felt alive and I can’t complain
    But now take me home
    Take me home where I belong
    I got no other place to go
    But now take me home
    Take me home where I belong
    I got no other place to go
    But now take me home
    Take me home where I belong
    I can’t take it anymore
    But I kept running
    For a soft place to fall
    And I kept running
    For a soft place to fall
    And I kept running
    For a soft place to fall
    But I kept running
    For a soft place to fall
    And I was running far away
    Would I run off the wall someday?
    But now take me home
    Take me home where I belong
    I got no other place to go
    But now take me home
    Take me home where I belong
    I got no other place to go
    But now take me home
    Home where I belong
    No, no, no
    Take me home, home where I belong
    Oh, oh
    Take me home, home where I belong
    No, no, no
    Take me home, home where I belong
    I can’t take it anymore

    提供元: LyricFind
    ソングライター: Magnus Aserud Skylstad / Aurora Aksnes
    Runaway 歌詞 © Ultra Tunes

    美しい歌声はもちろんのこと、妖精のような容姿や奇抜なファッションだけでなく、いろいろなタイプの曲をライティングしている才能にも驚かされます。ケイティ・ペリーやビリー・アイリッシュからも絶賛されている彼女の今後の活動が楽しみです。


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