Brisbane-born artist Austen dances around her emotional compass in her latest single “North South East West,” an alternative pop piece that pays homage to the honeymoon phase of romance. Neatly laidback and smoothly buoyant, the anthem serves as a cathartic soundscape that gives you a steady dose of wooziness to indulge. In her own words, “‘North South East West’ is about that easy type of love where it feels like you’re living in a hazy dream, exploring new territory and not having to force anything – a love letter to the honeymoon period. I’d written a lot of songs about toxic love and I wanted this one to be the polar opposite…it’s a love song to simple, flirty love.” Check out the video below:
On the video she added, “I had the idea as a way to bring out the breezy, throwback vibe of the song, and also because it just feels like a song that needs to be played live. I was at home playing around on the song with my guitar and my bass and drum pads, and I thought if my band can’t cross the borders then I may as well play all the bits myself. I wanted to create different characters for each instrument, to form the ultimate girl band and embrace those different sides of myself.”
The track is out now on Tank Top Records.