Toronto's Austra announced plans to release Future Politics early next year, and teased the new album today with a video for the first single "Utopia."
Bandleader Katie Stelmanis wrote the album while living in Montreal and Mexico City. She describes it as a call for humans to step up face the world's problems with hope and inclusivity.
“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," she said via press release. "It’s not about ‘being political’, it’s about reaching beyond boundaries, in every single field.”
Along with bandleader Katie Stelmanis, Austra is comprised of Maya Postepski (Princess Century, TR/ST), Dorian Wolf, and Ryan Wonsiak.
Future Politics will be out on January 20 via Pink Fizz Records. Watch the video for "Utopia" below.