Austra shares new video for "I Am Not Waiting"

Austra shares new video for "I Am Not Waiting"

Praise for Austra’s HiRUDiN:
"Austra just gifted you a great one."BILLBOARD
“The most dynamic of Austra’s albums, HiRUDiN cultivates the raw pleasure of pop hooks without shying from the strangeness and discordance that has lit up the project since its 2011 debut” - PITCHFORK
“a striking collection of dynamic pop songs that show just how pleasurable unconventional song choices can be...it’s stunning” - NYLON
“it’s Stelmanis’ operatic voice that takes center stage and provides a deepened breadth to the proceedings”UNDER THE RADAR
“the music is celestial, cloud-like, or helium-like, pulling the entire room upwards gently and steadily. Stelmanis’ prowess as a composer shines" – AMERICAN SONGWRITER

Fresh from the release of her critically acclaimed fourth album, HiRUDiN, in May, Austra aka Katie Austra Stelmanis shares the video for “I Am Not Waiting” today. Over ESG-style basslines, with “a voice like a beacon, a sound that can shear through any accompaniment,per Pitchfork, Stelmanis sings the refrain “I’m over you” repeatedly.



Video director Trevor Blumas explains, "The video for I Am Not Waiting takes a cue from Katie's lyrics about escaping from a toxic situation and reaching a point where enough is enough. The video specifically is about breaking free from the layers of superficiality that is often applied to or imprinted upon us in today's hyper-image culture, in the age of face apps and AR. These devices often skew us from seeing each other for who we actually are. I find there is an exceptional amount of bravery and boldness in stepping outside of certain social expectations of how we present ourselves by being seen as vulnerable and exposed."

Stelmanis adds, "Trevor and I have been collaborating for a while now on a few different projects so he's got a really good understanding of the themes across HiRUDiN and IANW in particular. Given the limitations we were faced with cuz of Corona I let him have free reign to do what he wanted here. I'm thrilled with the result, it's so nice collaborating with someone you can fully trust to represent your work".

While Austra’s third album, 2017’s Future Politics, was concerned with the external power structures that shape society, HiRUDiN points inward, tracing a deeply personal journey towards regeneration, dealing with the fallout of toxic relationships, queer shame, and insecurity along the way. Named after the peptide released by leeches that is the most potent anticoagulant in the world, HiRUDiN is about the importance of healing the self, letting go of harmful influences, and finding the power to rebuild.

Watch previous visuals from HiRUDiN below, and stream HiRUDiN here.





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Austra HiRUDiN

Album | 1st May 2020

Being in a toxic relationship can sometimes feel like being lost in a maze. Every attempt to turn a corner lands you back where you started. HiRUDiN is both a bold acknowledgement of such patterns of behaviour and a testament to the power of breaking them.

Named after the peptide released by leeches that is the most potent anticoagulant in the world, HiRUDiN is about the importance of healing the self, letting go of harmful influences, and finding the power to rebuild through exploring your innermost desires.

Tracklisting

  • 1Anywayz
  • 2All I Wanted
  • 3How Did You Know?
  • 4Your Family
  • 5Risk It
  • 6Interlude i
  • 7It’s Amazing
  • 8Mountain Baby (feat. Cecile Believe)
  • 9I Am Not Waiting
  • 10Interlude ii
  • 11Messiah

Austra HiRUDiN

Album | 1st May 2020

Being in a toxic relationship can sometimes feel like being lost in a maze. Every attempt to turn a corner lands you back where you started. HiRUDiN is both a bold acknowledgement of such patterns of behaviour and a testament to the power of breaking them.

Named after the peptide released by leeches that is the most potent anticoagulant in the world, HiRUDiN is about the importance of healing the self, letting go of harmful influences, and finding the power to rebuild through exploring your innermost desires.

Tracklisting

  • 1Anywayz
  • 2All I Wanted
  • 3How Did You Know?
  • 4Your Family
  • 5Risk It
  • 6Interlude i
  • 7It’s Amazing
  • 8Mountain Baby (feat. Cecile Believe)
  • 9I Am Not Waiting
  • 10Interlude ii
  • 11Messiah
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