Austra has shared new single 'Risk It', her first blast of new material in almost three years.
The Canadian artist - real name Katie Austra Stelmanis - last released a new single in 2017, before taking a step back to find renewed focus.
Recruiting outside producers for the first time, Austra entered the studio with Rodaidh McDonald and Joseph Shabason.
New single 'Risk It' is the result, and it's a daring return, to refined and potent, while also embracing fresh elements.
Driven along by percussion from noise artists c_R, director Jasmin Mozzafari handles the video.
Jasmin comments: "I wanted to construct a narrative piece that takes place over the course of one night, focusing on a protagonist caught at the inevitable crossroads that exist when love falls apart."
"Ultimately, I saw 'Risk It' as a song about the fear of being vulnerable. At the beginning, the protagonist tries to do anything to evade this feeling; by the end, they are forced to face it."
Tune in now.
Photo Credit: Virginie Khateeb
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