Austra – Utopia (Official Music Video)

Austra  (Photo by Renata Raksha; courtesy of Killbeat Music)
(Photo by Renata Raksha; courtesy of Killbeat Music)

Some fear the future, others embrace it.

Regardless, all of us envision some sort of way of being down the road. For Toronto synth-pop act Austra, the future has no boundaries, a theme explored on their upcoming release Future Politics.

Frontwoman Katie Stelmanis explains,

“[Future Politics] is a commitment to replace the approaching dystopia. Not just hope in the future, but the idea that everyone is required to help write it, and the boundaries of what it can look like are both fascinating and endless. It’s not about ‘being political’, it’s about reaching beyond boundaries, in every single field. Every single person’s idea about the future is valid and relevant, especially the freaks and the queers and the outsiders.”

From the new record is the lead single “Utopia”, a lush, spirited synth-pop track that glows brighter with Stelmanis’ soft vocals. Although her voice and lyrics may suggest optimism and hopefulness, the accompanying music video features Stelmanis trapped by her futuristic device in her own home. Inspired by the Electronic dance floor music of the ’90s, “Utopia” uses the retro influences to close the gap between now and the future.

Check out the new music video below, and head to their website for more information on Future Politics, set to hit shelves January 20th.

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