WEST SEATTLE MUSIC: New single from Aurora Ave.

New music out today from local band Aurora Ave., which describes itself as “an 8-piece band from West Seattle that has honed an Indie-Pop, Jazz, and J-Pop sound into something uniquely our own.” They’ve been together for three years now (when we first mentioned the band, more than half the members were WSHS students), and have a new lead singer, just in time for their new single, explained this way:

The band’s new song Pearl is inspired by the challenges of finding your way in young life, and feeling the weight of the world on your shoulders. The song has existed in concept for over 3 years, and a very different version of the track was slated but eventually scrapped from the group’s self-titled debut album in 2021. Now, over 3 years later, the track has evolved into one of the group’s favorite songs.
Pearl is tied together by an incredible vocal performance by the band’s newest member, lead singer Samara Reign. Samara brings a soulful, angelic quality to the band’s brass-heavy rhythms.

You can stream or buy “Pearl” by going to one of the links you’ll find here. If you’d like to see Aurora Ave. perform, mark your calendar for Northwest Folklife on May 24 – and more to come.

15 Replies to "WEST SEATTLE MUSIC: New single from Aurora Ave."

  • Rara March 29, 2024 (8:42 pm)

    So proud of them. I will credit Mr Thomas at WSHS for allowing them to hang out anytime in the band room to practice their craft and when they wanted to explore other instruments he gave it to them. We have an incredible music program folks. 

  • Chely Smithgall March 29, 2024 (8:57 pm)

    My son is the drummer 😍 Michael… they are all great kids and Samara’s voice is unique!!! Thank you for supporting them!!!

    • Rara March 30, 2024 (1:15 am)

      Hello my fellow band mom. P’s mom here. 😉

    • Linda Hinton March 30, 2024 (1:26 am)

      Peyton, on trumpet is my grandson.They are all great young adults and good friends who are committed to this project.Very proud of them all.

  • listening March 29, 2024 (9:11 pm)

    Lead vocal sounds gorgeous… sounds like a beautiful summer day feels

  • Alki resident March 29, 2024 (9:40 pm)

    I hope these kids do pop ups here and there. Maybe a show on the beach sometime this summer or the junction street fair would be fantastic. Looking forward to hearing them in person. I’m excited for them. They look like great kids!! Congratulations 

    • Rara March 30, 2024 (1:17 am)

      Possible west coast tour this summer. 

  • N8 in Genesee March 29, 2024 (10:50 pm)

    What a warm and winning sound! Pearl is a winner, hoping to see them play at Folklife and excited for my son to join WSHS band next year. 

  • Kt March 30, 2024 (8:13 am)

    Love to see them on an NPR Tiny Desk concert!  They are amazing!

  • Carrie B March 30, 2024 (1:49 pm)

    Keep listening for more!  These young people are super talented and are not looking back!  Can’t wait to see them live!  What a wonderful full sound these guys create!  I’m a time where popular music is just so so and most is not original… This band is taking a step into the past, when music was played with real instruments and the sound is full and robust and real!  You will not be disappointed!  Can’t wait to see what else you have coming up Aurora Ave!

  • Carrie March 30, 2024 (1:55 pm)

    Aurora Ave!  Thank you for bringing back the days when music was real and robust and full with the sound of instruments played by real talent.  There is nothing synthesized here!   Original and raw with talent.  What a wonderful robust refreshing sound!  What you are creating is truly craved by fans of real music!  Looking forward to seeing you live! 

  • Sxean March 31, 2024 (12:17 am)

    this is awesome, I’m glad a new generation realizes what “real” music is, and none of that digital computer processed loopy stuff with the low bass with autotune vocals. lol

  • Aurora Ave. March 31, 2024 (12:09 pm)

    Hi everyone! Thank you for the kind comments on the new song. We are so happy to share it with you! If you’d like to support us more we can’t wait to perform this summer, so come out to some shows. You can also purchase the new single Pearl on our bandcamp, or check out our merch at https://auroraave.com/


  • The Stones Society March 31, 2024 (2:24 pm)

    Very original and melodic. Great sound quality as well. Keep up the good work!

  • AlkiDreamin March 31, 2024 (2:39 pm)

    What a great Summer song!! Love it! 

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