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Austra returns with new single “Risk It”

Katie Austra Stelmanis raises the stakes on her first new song in three years.

January 29, 2020
Austra returns with new single “Risk It” Virginie Khateeb

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.

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“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.

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Austra tour dates:

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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

Austra returns with new single “Risk It”