Serendipitously timed with yesterday’s bits, NPR Music has posted a First Listen of Austra‘s upcoming album, Feel It Break, in its glorious entirety. Hear it here. Lead singer Katie Stelmanis’ operatic training peeks through in the music’s classical undertones and in the clarity of her laser sharp voice. When combined with the album’s danceable, beat heavy synth-pop, resistance is futile.
“For me, music should be a release,” Stelmanis says. “I used to write songs with the intention that people would listen to it in their headphones when they needed to escape. Now, I keep the same mentality, but also want people to be able to dance and completely lose themselves in a more physical way. If I can emotionally stimulate the mind and the body through music, I’ll feel like I’ve accomplished something significant.”
The link will be live until the album’s release on May 17th. … Continue reading