Austra has made her return with a video for “Risk It,” her first new music in three years.
The powerful new track sees Austra pitching her voice up, delivering vulnerable lines like, “I feel ashamed/ It feels insane to seek you endlessly/ Late night Remedy/ But girl, I just can’t let you go.”
“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,” director Jasmin Mozzafari explains of the video. “Ultimately, I saw ‘Risk It’ as a song about the feat 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.
Catch Austra at the Longboat Hall on May 5th, 2020.
Lead photo courtesy of Virginie Khateeb.