Following the recent release of HiRUDiN, Austra has shared a video for the album’s track, “I Am Not Waiting.”
The Trevor Blumas-directed video stars Sheida Arbabian, who makes their way through isolated city streets, slowly stripping their all black outfit to reveal an animated flashing graphic.
“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,” Blumas explains. “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…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.”
Watch the video for “I Am Not Waiting” below.