Austra Explores FOBU In New Video “Anywayz”

FOBU: Fear of breaking up

Photo: Virginie Khateeb

Austra, aka Katie Austra Stelmanis, captures FOBU through stunning visuals in her new Jasmin Mozaffari-directed video “Anywayz” where we see the gal unable to move on as time and her environment mercilessly change. The song is a chest-swelling anthem filled with honeyed beats and dripping croons that feel bittersweet as Austra pours out all of her FOBO out:

On the song, Austra shared: “It explores the fear associated with leaving someone, and the terrifying realization that without them in your life, the rest of the world will continue unscathed as if nothing has changed.”

“I wanted the video to feel as dramatic and chaotic as heartbreak can be, bringing this fear into fruition,” shared Director Mozaffari. “The concept focuses on Katie as a heightened version of herself, sequestered inside a barren mansion that resembles a cage of her own spiralling thoughts. She resists moving on, yet as time persists and the outside world thrives, it eventually forces itself upon her.”

“Anywayz” is from Austra’s upcoming record HiRUDiN, which will be out on May 1st on Domino. She’ll also kick off her tour in May:

5/05 – Toronto, ON @ Longboat Hall

5/07 – New York, NY @ The Sultan Room – SOLD OUT

5/12 – London, UK @ Hoxton Hall – SOLD OUT

5/13 – Paris, France @ Le Badaboum – SOLD OUT

5/14 – Barcelona, Spain @ Mil.Leni Festival

5/16 – Palma de Mallorca @ Mallorca Live Festival

5/18 – Berlin, Germany @ Theater Im Delphi – SOLD OUT

5/20 – Warsaw, Poland @ Niebo

5/21 – Vienna, Austria @ WUK

5/22 – Madrid, Spain @ Tomavistas Festival