Norwegian pop singer Aurora‘s newest single “Cure for Me” was inspired by the horrible practice of trying to “cure” sex and gender minorities through so-called reparative therapy or conversion therapy. The practice is still legal in some parts of the world.
Via NME, she said of the polarizing ditty:
It’s quite a strange song. I think some people may really like it and some people may not. Like always, I got inspired by a really huge, dark and horrible thing that happens in the world. The first seed of inspiration came from thinking about the countries where it’s still legal to do conversion therapy for gay people and lesbians. I just thought that’s so pointless. The first idea was me saying, ‘I don’t need a cure for me – just let me live, man!’ Why is it so difficult for people to just let others be themselves? Then I thought that it could mean many other things. People tend to believe quite quickly that something is wrong with them if they’re not like the people they see in front of them. It’s so sad that it doesn’t take much for us to really doubt ourselves.
If you like her vibe, be sure to check out her amazing acoustic set from a few years back:
Image: YouTube / Aurora