Austra Gives Us A Taste Of Our Own Nocturnal Vulnerability In “Risk It”

High pitch on point

Photo: Virginie Khateeb

Austra returns with her first single and video since 2017 titled “Risk It’ where she drives us to the verge of despair that we encounter when our relationship is about crack. Directed by Jasmi Mozzafari, the video features Austra who depicts the emotional turmoil we experience when we see things fall apart. Through slick high pitch, Austra pours out all the emotions that get stuck in the knot of our throat during the weird pre-breakup phase:

“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,” Mozzafari explained. “Ultimately, I saw ‘Risk It’ as a song about the fear 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.”

Austra will be hitting the road in May:

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