Austra – Future Politics Review 

While most people were stressing over the President Trump’s Inauguration Last Friday; Canadian new wave band Austra released a new album to keep the world’s angst at bay. The tone is fresh and clean like a crisp sunny morning, Austra’s ‘Future Politics’ has the power to heal and soothe. The founder & producer Katie Stelmanis even said their third album is “a commitment
to replace the approaching dystopia”.
I have to say, I am not the biggest fan of electropop so initially I was apprehensive but to my surprise my experience was positive. The beats are befittingly revitalising giving a feeling of purposefulness and realism. This is juxtaposed by the sci-fi synths which provide this space-age dream like picture. My favourite song ‘We Were Alive’ starts with Katie’s comforting voice over eclectic synths & strings and a hard beat: “waking up got somewhere to go / I’m making sweat fall”. As the title suggests the song makes you feel alive, the sense of hope makes you feel warm on the inside. 
This album is great for relaxing, dinner parties or even a Sunday run – it is a welcome gift for the new year and will have you feeling like nothing is impossible as we step into the unknown quite literally.

Austra – Future Politcs = 5.5/10

Ony Anukem

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