Published Apr 16, 2020After announcing her return from a three-year break in early 2020, Toronto's Austra — a.k.a. Katie Stelmanis — has shared another new single, titled "Mountain Baby," from her forthcoming album HiRUDiN.
"Mountain Baby," featuring Montreal's Cecile Believe and Toronto's Wilkinson Public School children's choir, arrives today, with the song finding Stelmanis tackling the end of a romantic relationship.
"'Mountain Baby' explores the different stages of a breakup," she explains of the video. "Surrounded by a feeling of unknown and grounded only by a hidden sense to move forward (the choir), we're also reminded through flashbacks of both the uncertainty and resistance we experienced in the relationship (Katie), as well as the pure, unbridled joy (Cecile)."
Her new material follows the release of album singles "Anywayz" and "Risk It."
HiRUDiN arrives on May 1 via Pink Fizz.
Watch the video for "Mountain Baby" below.
Stelmanis had planned to head out on a short run of North American tour dates following the release of the record. Those dates have since been postponed, with her solo Toronto date being pushed to September. See her updated tour schedule below.
09/16 Toronto, ON - Longboat Hall
10/09 New York, NY - The Sultan Room
11/04 Warsaw, PL - Niebo
11/12 Vienna, AU - WUK
11/15 Berlin, DE - Metropol
11/26 Paris, FR - La Machine Du Moulin Rouge
12/02 London, UK - Earth
12/04 Barcelona, ES - Mil.Leni Festival
12/05 Madrid, ES - Cool