Watch Nothing Is Eternal, The FADER’s Otherworldly Short Film About AURORA

In Norway, the pop artist shares childhood secrets that helped her build a musical world.

August 04, 2016

“Music is not something you should keep for yourself. It can’t be put in a cage, because it’s wild and alive.” So says AURORA, the 20-year-old Norwegian singer-songwriter behind fantastical, stampeding folk-pop songs like “Conqueror” and “Runaway.” AURORA’s music often looks at the everyday with a kind of wide-eyed wonder, and in this new documentary short Nothing Is Eternal — directed by Isaac Ravishankara, and produced by The FADER with YouTube Music — it’s plain to see that that this worldview is no performance. It’s simply how AURORA lives her life.


Following the artist from the bustling streets of New York to her rain-soaked hometown of Bergen, the film includes interviews with AURORA's closest pals, as well as uniquely stripped-back performances of tracks including “Warrior” and current single “I Went Too Far.” Whether she’s reminiscing about her childhood with her sisters, dancing through the city streets with her headphones, or discussing the secret life of apples, there’s a spellbinding quality to everything the artist does.

“When I first met you, I was like, ‘Oh my god, there’s a girl who’s magic,’” one of AURORA’s childhood friends remembers in a particularly endearing scene. The deeper this film goes into her lush and rose-tinted world, the harder it is to shake that feeling off.

Director: Isaac Ravishankara
Produced by: The FADER
Produced In Association With: Anchor Light Productions
Producer: Mai Fujiwara
Executive Producer: Joseph Patel
Executive Producers for YouTube Music: Marly Ellis, Grace Lee & Eshan Ponnadurai
Executive Producers for The FADER: Jon Cohen, Andy Cohn, Anthony Holland, Rob Stone
Cinematographer: Kevin Hayden
Editor: Sean Patrick Leonard
Assistant Camera: Chauncey Tanton
Field Producer: Johan Moen
VFX: Zak Stolz
Sound Design: Unbridled Sound
Color: Derek Hansen at The Mill

Producers: Monica Benitez & Rob Semmer
Production Coordinator: Madison LaClair
Marketing Manager: Jenny Peck
Editor-in -Chief: Naomi Zeichner
VP, Digital: Mark Oltarsh
VP, Integrated Marketing: Kate Carrington
Dir., Business & Legal Affairs: David Schrager
Associate Marketing Manager: Payton Anderson
Finance & Accounting: Chris Lanzaro & Craig Tamber
Design: Alberto Porto & Madison Bullard

Special Thanks: Geir Luedy, Per Mygland, Catherine Neumann-Fagereng, Rich Schaefer, Stephanie Shim


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