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"Animal" is the fifteenth single released by AURORA and the first single from A Different Kind of Human - Step 2. On January 24, 2019, the song was officially released worldwide.

It was first teased on January 21, where a snippet of the song was sent to those who were subscribed to 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 a different instrumental.

About the song[]

"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.

Lyrics (official)[1][]

You are the victim, the victim of my love
I dangle upon rooftops
Before I push you off

I stand under headlights
Looking for a corner where I can't be found
With a goddess in my right eye
Watching every lover on the battle ground

Your hunting for love, killing for pleasure
Lost in the concrete jungle
If I am alone, make me a stranger
Lost in the concrete jungle

I'm an animal, animal,
Hunting for an animal, animal,
Hunting for love, killing for pleasure,
Lost in a concrete jungle

Isolation makes me hungry
Will you stay here until I sleep?
You'll return home in the morning
But you never really leave...

I keep the memories alive
The weight upon my shoulders felt so divine
With a goddess in my right eye
Watching every step I take before I die

Youre hunting for love, killing for pleasure
Lost in the concrete jungle
If I am alone, make me a stranger
Lost in a concrete jungle

I'm an animal, animal,
Hunting for an animal, animal,
Hunting for love, killing for pleasure,
Lost in a concrete jungle

Hunting for an animal

Let me become and animal,
Let me become and animal
Cause when you are an animal,
You lose control

Your hunting for love, killing for pleasure
Lost in the concrete jungle
If I am alone, make me a stranger
Lost in the concrete jungle

I'm an animal, animal,
Hunting for an animal, animal,
Hunting for love, killing for pleasure,
Lost in a concrete jungle

I'm an animal,
Hunting for an animal, animal
Hiding from an animal, animal.
Hunting for an animal.

== Lyrics (transcribed) ==
{{ScrollBox|content = <poem>You are the victim
The victim of my love
I dangle up on rooftops
Before I push you off

I stand in the headlights
Looking for a corner where I can't be found
With a goddess in my right eye
Watching every lover on the battleground

You're hunting for love
Killing for pleasure
Lost in a concrete jungle
If I am alone
Make me a stranger
Lost in a concrete jungle

I'm an animal, animal
Hunting for an animal, animal
Hunting for love
Killing for pleasure
Lost in a concrete jungle

Isolation makes me hungry
Will you stay here till I sleep?
You'll return home in the morning
But you never really leave

I keep the memories alive
The weight upon my shoulders felt so divine
With a goddess in my right eye
Watching every step I take before I die

You're hunting for love
Killing for pleasure
Lost in a concrete jungle
If I am alone
Make me a stranger
Lost in a concrete jungle

I'm an animal, animal
Hunting for an animal, animal
Hunting for love
Killing for pleasure
Lost in the concrete jungle

(I become an animal, animal)
(Hunting for an animal, animal)

Let me become an animal
Let me become an animal
Cause when you are an animal
You lose control

You're hunting for love
Killing for pleasure
Lost in a concrete jungle
If I am alone
You make me a stranger
Lost in a concrete jungle

I'm an animal, animal
Hunting for an animal, animal
I become an animal, animal
Hunting for an animal, animal

Hunting for love
Killing for pleasure
Lost in the concrete jungle

I'm an animal, animal
Hunting for an animal, animal
I become an animal, animal
Hunting for an animal, animal

Lyrics (transcribed)[]

These are the lyrics transcribed while listening; differences with the official lyrics are marked with an *

You are the victim, the victim of my love
I dangle upon rooftops
Before I push you off

I stand under headlights
Looking for a corner where I can't be found
With a goddess in my right eye
Watching every lover on the battle ground

You're hunting for love, killing for pleasure*
Lost in the concrete jungle
If I am alone, make me a stranger
Lost in the concrete jungle

I'm an animal, animal,
Hunting for an animal, animal,
Hunting for love, killing for pleasure,
Lost in a concrete jungle

Isolation makes me hungry
Will you stay here till I sleep?*
You'll return home in the morning
But you never really leave...

I keep the memories alive
The weight upon my shoulders felt so divine
With a goddess in my right eye
Watching every step I take before I die

You're hunting for love, killing for pleasure*
Lost in the concrete jungle
If I am alone, make me a stranger
Lost in a concrete jungle

I'm an animal, animal,
Hunting for an animal, animal,
Hunting for love, killing for pleasure,
Lost in a concrete jungle

I become an animal, animal*
Hunting for an animal, animal*

Let me become an animal*
Let me become an animal*
Cause when you are an animal,
You lose control

You're hunting for love, killing for pleasure*
Lost in the concrete jungle
If I am alone, you make me a stranger*
Lost in the concrete jungle

I'm an animal, animal,
Hunting for an animal, animal,
I become an animal, animal,*
Hunting for an animal, animal*
Hunting for love, killing for pleasure,
Lost in a concrete jungle

I'm an animal, animal,*
Hunting for an animal, animal
I become an animal, animal.*
Hunting for an animal, animal.*

Music Video[]

A music video for the song was premiered on the same day of its release. It was directed by Tim Mattia.

AURORA_-_Animal

AURORA - Animal

Audio[]

AURORA_-_Animal_(Audio)

AURORA - Animal (Audio)

Animal_(Demo_Snippet)

Animal (Demo Snippet)

Navigation[]

ve A Different Kind of Human - Step 2
Featured Tracks
The RiverAnimalDance on the MoonDaydreamerHungerSoulless CreaturesIn BottlesA Different Kind of HumanApple TreeThe SeedMothership
Producers
AURORAMagnus SkylstadOdd Martin SkålnesMark RalphAskjellKill DaveTim BranRoy KerrToby Gad
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2016
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2018
Scarborough FairQueendomForgotten Love
2019
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2020
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2021
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