Canadian art pop experimentalist Austra is back with her first new material since her 2017 album, Future Politics. It's a skittering, and at times soaring track called "Risk It," built around a thrillingly high-pitched chorus. Austra's also sharing a Jasmin Mozzafari-directed video for the song, which has her watching over a fraught night in a relationship.
“Ultimately, I saw ‘Risk It’ as a song about the fear of being vulnerable," wrote Mozzafari in a press statement. "At the beginning, the protagonist tries to do anything to evade this feeling; by the end, they are forced to face it."
Watch the clip for "Risk It," and peep all of Austra's newly-announced tour dates, below.
Austra tour dates:
5/5 - Toronto, ON @ Longboat Hall
5/7 - New York, NY @ The Sultan Room
5/12 - London, UK @ Hoxton Hall
5/13 - Paris, France @ Le Badaboum
5/14 - Barcelona, Spain @ Mil.Leni Festival
5/16 - Palma de Mallorca, Spain @ Mallorca Live Festival
5/18 - Berlin, Germany @ Theater Im Delphi
5/20 - Warsaw, Poland @ Niebo
5/21 - Vienna, Austria @ WUK
5/22 - Madrid, Spain @ Tomavistas Festival