Following the release of new album HiRUDiN, Austra (Katie Austra Stelmanis) is excited to present Shura’s intriguing remix of recent single “I Am Not Waiting”.You can stream or purchase the track here or listen to it below:
Stelmanis says of the remix:
“Shura has dreamed up a lush, hazy rework of my track, a sonic palette that’s so pleasing to listen to, I want to melt away every time I hear it.”
About the collaboration, Shura explains:
“We met once briefly in a sweaty venue in Manhattan but I’ve been a longtime fan and was super excited to be asked to remix I Am Not Waiting because one… it’s Austra and two… i love the song and three… the working title was Big Hamburger”
While Austra’s third album, 2017’s Future Politics, was concerned with the external power structures that shape society, HiRUDiN points inward, tracing a deeply personal journey towards regeneration, dealing with the fallout of toxic relationships, queer shame, and insecurity along the way. Named after the peptide released by leeches that is the most potent anticoagulant in the world, HiRUDiN is about the importance of healing the self, letting go of harmful influences, and finding the power to rebuild.
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