It was first teased on January 21, where a snippet of the song was sent to those subscribed in her messenger. More was revealed on the 22nd when she sent 6 different other snippets of the instrumental randomly to those in the messenger, leaving it to them to piece it together.
A snippet of a demo for the song was leaked in September 2019, featuring different vocals and an earlier instrumental.
"Animal" talks about the hunger of searching for love and the sensuality of nature.
"'Animal' for me is a very ironical song. It’s raw because we are raw, it’s sensual because nature is sensual. It’s wrong and strange because the world is wrong and strange. It’s free because we should be free. There is a lot of things I hate about us, (next to all the things I love) and part of me hate the industrial part of the music industry. And that is exactly why the song had to sound the way it did. Because it’s a way for me to make. A bit fun of it. Still Aurora, but with elements form that world. For me, It amplifies the irony in all of it. The world we all have mixed feelings about. Because it’s so easy to show people something horrible, something deep and we still choose what we want to see. And that is the must fun thing with it all." - AURORA on Instagram.