Listen: Austra shares new track ‘Mountain Baby (feat. Cecile Believe)’

'HiRUDiN' is set for release on May 1

While gearing up for the release of HiRUDiN, which is set for release on May 1st, Austra has shared a new track called “Mountain Baby (feat. Cecile Believe).”

The new track is a perfectly peculiar pop song, with gritty, yet bouncy instrumental lines. The track juxtaposes Austra’s throaty, powerful vocals with that of a children’s choir, making for an interesting balance of melodies.

“‘Mountain Baby’ explores the different stages of a breakup,” Austra explains. “Surrounded by a feeling of unknown and grounded only by a hidden sense to move forward (the choir), we’re also reminded through flashbacks of both the uncertainty and resistance we experienced in the relationship (Katie), as well as the pure, unbridled joy (Cecile).”

Listen to “Mountain Baby (feat. Cecile Believe)” below.