Austra Drops New Video “I Am Not Waiting”

A trip to our hyper-image culture

Photo: Virginie Khateeb

Austra, aka Katie Austra Stelmanis, has shared new video for “I Am Not Waiting” directed by Trevor Blumas. The video showcases our hyper-image culture where we’re constantly charged and brainwashed with superficialism. Hit play:

Video director Trevor Blumas shared, “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. 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. These devices often skew us from seeing each other for who we actually are. 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.”

Stelmanis added, “Trevor and I have been collaborating for a while now on a few different projects so he’s got a really good understanding of the themes across HiRUDiN and IANW in particular. Given the limitations we were faced with cuz of Corona I let him have free reign to do what he wanted here. I’m thrilled with the result, it’s so nice collaborating with someone you can fully trust to represent your work.”

The single is from Austra’s latest record HiRUDiN, out now via Domino.