Today, Austra announces her return with a brand new video for single “Risk It”, her first new music since 2017’s Future Politics.
Jasmin Mozzafari, director of the video, says “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.”
Watch the video for “Risk It” below.
On “Risk It”, she worked with external producers for the first time, bringing in Rodaidh McDonald and Joseph Shabason to assist on production duties. “Risk It” additionally features kamanche (Kurdish violin) and cello from Canadian duo Kamancello and percussion from noise artists c_RL.
Catch Austra live in May, full dates below.
5th – Longboat Hall, Toronto
7th – The Sultan Room, New York
12th – Hoxton Hall, London
13th – Le Badaboum, Paris
14th – Mil.Leni Festival, Barcelona
16th – Mallorca Live Festival, Palma de Mallorca
18th – Theater Im Delphi, Berlin
20th – Niebo, Warsaw
21st – WUK, Vienna
22nd – Tomavistas Festival, Madrid