Austra’s highly anticipated sophomore album, Olympia drops June 18 (Domino Records) and let us tell you, it’s going to splash.
The Toronto siren Katie Stelmanis and talents Maya Postepski (drums), Dorian Wolf (bass), Ryan Wonsiak (keys), Sari & Romy Lightman (backing vocals) capture a range of gen-genres (80-00s) with their lead single “Home”. Commanding feminine vocals and anthemic melody overlay an upbeat summer pulse (harkening remnants of big fave Beat and Pulse), as the six piece hint at dance, cut in poptronica, and carry out a 90s framework of keyboard chords in this ultimate love-tormenting track. Synonymous with layering minimalism over soft drops and hypnotic vocals, Austra holds true their native texture and pulsating arrangements from the get go. Gear up for the full album with a taste of Home.